Kellick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In the ancient Scottish-English border region, the ancestors of the name Kellick lived among the Boernicians. They lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region.)

They may have been descended from Bishop and Saint Cellach (6th century) of Killala in the county of Mayo, the eldest son of Eogan Bél, fourth Christian king of Connaught. [1] Another source presumes the name originated with "Chelioc, or Kulliag (Cornish British), a cock, coileach, in Gaelic, and ceiliog, in Welsh, the C having the sound of K. " [2]

Early Origins of the Kellick family

The surname Kellick was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland. More recently, leading seamen in the Commonwealth Navies addressed as "leader", and informally known as "kellicks" from the killick anchor which is the symbol of their rank.

Important Dates for the Kellick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kellick research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 137 and 1372 are included under the topic Early Kellick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kellick Spelling Variations

Spelling rules only evolved in the last few centuries with the invention of the printing press and the first dictionaries. Spelling variations are extremely common in names from before that period. Kellick has been spelled Kellogg, Kellock, Kelloch, Kellog, Kellogh, MacKelloch, MacKellock and many more.

Early Notables of the Kellick family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Kellick family to Ireland

Some of the Kellick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kellick migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Kellick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Kellick, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega" [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kellick (post 1700)

  • Captain Kellick, Master of the British sealer Henry who visited the South Shetland Islands (1821-1822), eponym of Kellick Island, Antarctica

Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/omega1852.shtml
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