Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Keline. It was given to a person who fished codfish and was accordingly named after the fish. The surname Keline is derived from the Old English word keling, which means young codfish. Occasionally, the name is derived from residence in the settlement of Keeling in the county of Norfolk.
Early Origins of the Keline family
Worcestershire 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 Keline family
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Keline Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Keline has appeared include Keeling, Keiling, Kealing and others.
Early Notables of the Keline family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Keline family to Ireland
Some of the Keline family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Keline family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Keline arrived in North America very early: Catherine Keeling settled in Barbados in 1674; Andrew and Mathew Keeling settled in Maryland in 1775; Thomas Keeling settled in Virginia in 1635.
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