Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who fished codfish and was accordingly named after the fish. The surname Kellin 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 Kellin 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 Kellin family
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Kellin Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Keeling, Keiling, Kealing and others.
Early Notables of the Kellin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kellin family to Ireland
Some of the Kellin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kellin family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Kellin were among those contributors:
Kellin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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