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The Anglo-Saxon name Kelby comes from when the family resided in the region of Kilby located both in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. 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.

Kelby Early Origins



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.

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Kelby Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kelby Early History


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Kelby Early History



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.

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Kelby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kelby Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelby (post 1700)


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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Kelby Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

The Kelby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kelby 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 27 October 2015 at 10:00.

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