The name Kelcy is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in either North Kelsey or South Kelsey in the county of Lincolnshire
. The surname Kelcy belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kelcy family
The surname Kelcy was first found in Lincolnshire
where one of the first records of the name was Brise de Keleseye who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. Peter de Keleseve was listed in the same rolls at the same time. It is in this shire that North and South Kelsey are still found today. Over the many years, North Kelsey has remained a small village and civil parish with a population of 959 in 2001 and this includes the small hamlet of North Kelsey Moor. Today, South Kelsey is still smaller village with a population of 571 in 2001.
Early History of the Kelcy family
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Kelcy Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Kelcy are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Kelcy include: Kelsey, Kelsy and others.
Early Notables of the Kelcy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kelcy family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kelcy or a variant listed above: Roger Kelsey settled in Barbados in 1654; Steven Kelsey settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766; John Kelsey settled in New England