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The name Kellett is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the settlement of Kellet in Lancashire, or in the place named Kelleth in Westmorland (now part of Cumbria). The surname Kellett belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Kellett Early Origins



The surname Kellett 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Kellett Spelling Variations


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Kellett Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Kellett are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Kellett include: Kelett, Kellet, Kellett, Kelat, Kelatt, Kellatt and others.

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Kellett Early History


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Kellett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kellett research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1550 and are included under the topic Early Kellett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kellett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kellett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Kellett In Ireland


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Kellett In Ireland



Some of the Kellett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kellett or a variant listed above:

Kellett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Kellett, who arrived in Virginia in 1703

Kellett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Kellett, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1812
  • John Kellett who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1839
  • Joseph Patrick Kellett, who landed in New York in 1844
  • Richard Kellett settled in Philadelphia in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kellett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kellett (post 1700)



  • W. Wallace Kellett (1951-1929), American founder of the Kellett Autogiro Corporation in 1929
  • T. P. Kellett, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 17th District, 1872-73
  • Lawrence Kellett, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1956
  • E. V. Kellett, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul General in Bangkok, 1897
  • Agnes L. Kellett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1944, 1948, 1952
  • Alfred Henry Kellett (1901-1960), relief pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Donald Stafford "Red" Kellett (1909-1970), President and General Manager of the NFL Baltimore Colts franchise
  • Gloria Calderon Kellett (b. 1975), American writer and actress
  • Wing Commander Ronald Gustave Kellett DSO DFC (1909-1998), English Royal Air Force flying ace of the Second World War
  • Les Kellett (1915-2002), English professional wrestler
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Kellett Historic Events


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Kellett Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Francis Cranston Kellett, American 1st Class Passenger from Tuckahoe, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Kellett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kellett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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