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The ancestors of the name Keighley date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the settlement of Keighley in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Keighley belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Keighley Early Origins



The surname Keighley was first found in Yorkshire at Keighley, a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the E. division of the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross. The first listing of the place name was Chichelai in the Domesday Book of 1086. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
"This place, anciently Kyghelay, was for many generations the property of the Kyghelay family, who either gave their name to, or derived it from, the manor; and of whom Gilbertus Kyghelay, of Utley, was buried here in 1203, according to an inscription on a stone still remaining in the parish church. In the reign of Edward I. Henry de Kyghelay, a member of the family, obtained the grant of a weekly market and an annual fair, with privilege of free warren for the inhabitants." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Keighley Spelling Variations


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Keighley Spelling Variations



Keighley has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Keightley, Keighley, Keitley, Keightly and others.

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Keighley Early History


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Keighley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keighley research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1186, 1650, 1719, 1686 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Keighley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keighley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keighley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keighley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keighley In Ireland


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Keighley In Ireland



Some of the Keighley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words (8 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Keighley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Keighley, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keighley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keighley (post 1700)



  • William Jackson Keighley (1889-1984), American stage actor and Hollywood film director, supervisor of the U.S. Army Signal Corp's motion picture unit during World War II
  • Brian Douglas Keighley JP MBE FRCGP (1948-2015), Scottish general practitioner, Chair of the Scottish Council of the British Medical Association (BMA) from 2009 to 2014
  • Daniel Keighley (1953-2015), New Zealand music festival promoter and band manager
  • Alice Keighley (b. 1993), Australian team handball player on the Australian national team
  • William Geoffrey Keighley OAM (1925-2005), English barrister, businessman, first-class cricketer, settling in Australia, member of the New South Wales Legislative Council

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Keighley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keighley 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.

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