The history of the name Keiling goes back those Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a person who fished codfish and was accordingly named after the fish. The surname Keiling is derived from the Old English word keling,
which means young codfish.
Occasionally, the name is derived from residence in the settlement of Keeling in the county of Norfolk
Early Origins of the Keiling family
The surname Keiling was first found in Worcestershire
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.
The parish of Kelling in Norfolk was home to another branch of the family. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Keiling family
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Keiling Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Keiling family name include Keeling, Keiling, Kealing and others.
Early Notables of the Keiling family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Keiling family to Ireland
Some of the Keiling family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Keiling family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Keiling or a variant listed above:
Keiling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Wilhelm Keiling, who arrived in New York in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)