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The ancestors of the first family to use the name Kelech were thought to have lived among the Boernician tribe of ancient Scotland. They lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region.)

Kelech Early Origins



The surname Kelech was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland. More recently, leading seamen in the Commonwealth Navies addressed as "leader", and informally known as "kellicks" from the killick anchor which is the symbol of their rank.

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Kelech Spelling Variations


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Kelech Spelling Variations



Before the printing press and the first dictionaries appeared, names and other words were often spelled differently every time they were written. Kelech has appeared under the variations Kellogg, Kellock, Kelloch, Kellog, Kellogh, MacKelloch, MacKellock and many more.

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Kelech Early History


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Kelech Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kelech research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 137 and 1372 are included under the topic Early Kelech History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kelech Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kelech Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Kelech In Ireland


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Kelech In Ireland



Some of the Kelech family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 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



The Scots who crossed the Atlantic were often on the run from poverty as well as persecution. They brought little with them, and often had nothing of their home country to hand down to their children. In the 20th century, Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Boernician Scots to recover their lost national legacy. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Kelech were among those contributors: James Kellock, who was a servant, who arrived in Virginia in 1661; Alice Kellogg, who came to Hartford, CT in 1637; Daniel Kellogg, who arrived in Connecticut in 1651.

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