The Kelier family emerged in the ancient duchy of Swabia, which was in the southwest of Germany
. Before the late Middle Ages, German people were known only by a single name. However, as populations increased and people began to travel more, it became necessary to adopt a second name. Many people, such as the Kelier family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation
as their surname. The name Kelier is derived from the Middle High German word "kelner," which corresponds to the English occupation of steward. The kelner was the manager of the noble household.
Early Origins of the Kelier family
The surname Kelier was first found in Swabia, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Herman der Kelner (Keller) of Rottweil, Wuerttemberg, in 1314.
Early History of the Kelier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kelier research.Another 593 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1798, 1699, 1766, 1452, 1466, 1605, 1635, 1700, 1638, 1702, 1819 and are included under the topic Early Kelier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kelier Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Keller, Keler, Kelle, Kellaere, Kellere, Kellner, Kaeller, Kaellner, Kelner, Celler, Cellner, Celer, Celner, Kellern, Cellern and many more.
Early Notables of the Kelier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kelier family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Kelner, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1683. Johannes and Eva Maria Keler arrived together in Philadelphia in 1737. Bernard Keller settled in Carolina or Pennsylvania in 1743.