name Kellatt comes from when the family resided in the settlement of Kellet in Lancashire
, or in the place named Kelleth in Westmorland
(now part of Cumbria). The surname Kellatt 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 Kellatt family
The surname Kellatt was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Kellett, from very ancient times. Conjecturally they are descended from an Anglo Saxon noble who occupied the King's land of Chellet, later Kellet, later Nether Kellet. It is now famous for its stalactite caves called the Dunald Mill Hole. Over Kellet, Lancashire
appears as "Chellet of the Domesday Survey
, and was an early a possession of a family named Kellet, whose heiress married Sir Thurstan de Holland." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Kellatt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kellatt research.Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1550 and are included under the topic Early Kellatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kellatt Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Kellatt has been recorded under many different variations, including Kelett, Kellet, Kellett, Kelat, Kelatt, Kellatt and others.
Early Notables of the Kellatt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kellatt family to Ireland
Some of the Kellatt family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 72 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kellatt family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kellatt or a variant listed above: Francis Kellet who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1768; John Kellett who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1839; followed by Richard Kellett in 1871..