Show ContentsKellerman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Kellerman 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 Kellerman family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. The name Kellerman 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 Kellerman family

The surname Kellerman 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 Kellerman family

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Kellerman Spelling Variations

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 Kellerman family (pre 1700)

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Kellerman Ranking

In the United States, the name Kellerman is the 6,593rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Kellerman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kellerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Kellerman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kellerman (post 1700) +

  • Jennifer T. Kellerman, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 2000 [3]
  • Elizabeth Rountree Kellerman (b. 1906), American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Hawaii, 1963-70; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii, 1964 [3]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from on Facebook