name Kelby comes from when the family resided in the region of Kilby
located both in Lincolnshire
. Kelby is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Kelby family
The surname Kelby was first found in Northumberland
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.
Early History of the Kelby family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kelby research.Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1351, 1560, 1610, and 1620 are included under the topic Early Kelby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kelby Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kelby include Kilby, Kilbey, Killbey, Kilbee, Kilbie, Kelby and many more.
Early Notables of the Kelby family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Richard Kilby (1560-1620), an English scholar and priest. He was a graduate of Lincoln College, Oxford, which he also served as rector. He was appointed Regius Professor... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kelby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kelby family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kelby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Catha Kelby, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
- James Kelby, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
- John Kelby, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Unice Kelby, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Contemporary Notables of the name Kelby (post 1700)
- Charles H. Kelby (b. 1869), American Republican politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1912-25; Defeated, 1925 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html