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The ancient Scottish name Kehler was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived at Keilor, in Angus.

Kehler Early Origins



The surname Kehler was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Kehler Spelling Variations


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Kehler Spelling Variations



The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Kehler has been spelled Keller, Kellar, Keeler, Keilor, Keiler, Keillor, Keiller, Kelour, MacKeller and many more.

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Kehler Early History


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Kehler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kehler research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1476, 1383 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Kehler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kehler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kehler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kehler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kehler In Ireland


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Kehler In Ireland



Some of the Kehler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North Ameri ca. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:

Kehler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friederich Kehler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Mattheus Kehler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Peter Kehler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Joh Peter Kehler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • John Kehler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kehler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich Kehler, aged 39, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • Anton Kehler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

Kehler Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Gehrhard Kehler, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Gerhard Kehler, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Jacob Kehler, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Johann Kehler, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kehler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kehler (post 1700)



  • Frank J. Kehler, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Schuylkill County, 1897-98

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Kehler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kehler Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 09:47.

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