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Keillor was first used as a surname in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde-Briton. The first Keillor family lived at Keilor, in Angus.

Keillor Early Origins



The surname Keillor 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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Keillor Spelling Variations


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Keillor Spelling Variations



Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Keillor has been spelled Keller, Kellar, Keeler, Keilor, Keiler, Keillor, Keiller, Kelour, MacKeller and many more.

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Keillor Early History


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Keillor Early History



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

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Keillor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keillor Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Keillor In Ireland


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Keillor In Ireland



Some of the Keillor 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



Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlanti c. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them: Adam Keller arrived in Philadelphia in 1840.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keillor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keillor (post 1700)



  • John B. Keillor, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984
  • Garrison Keillor (b. 1942), American Democrat politician, Democratic National Convention, 1988
  • Steven James Keillor (b. 1948), American historian and author from Minnesota
  • Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor (b. 1942), American author, storyteller, humorist, and radio personality from Anoka, Minnesota
  • Kenneth Montgomery Keillor, Canadian musical artist, author and politician
  • Thomas Keillor (1828-1907), Canadian farmer, Baptist minister and politician in Nova Scotia
  • Dr. Clifford Keillor, Canadian head of the Canadian Pension Board
  • Dr. Elaine Keillor, Canadian professor of music at Carleton University involved in studies in early Canadian music

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    3. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Keillor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keillor 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 5 April 2016 at 15:12.

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