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The name Kelling is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a person who fished codfish and was accordingly named after the fish. The surname Kelling 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.

Kelling Early Origins



The surname Kelling was first found in 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.

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Kelling Spelling Variations


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Kelling Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Kelling has undergone many spelling variations, including Keeling, Keiling, Kealing and others.

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Kelling Early History


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Kelling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kelling research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1240, 1607, 1671, 1661 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Kelling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kelling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kelling Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kelling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kelling In Ireland


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Kelling In Ireland



Some of the Kelling 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Kelling were among those contributors:

Kelling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Kelling, who arrived in Virginia in 1706

Kelling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Kelling, who landed in Indiana in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelling (post 1700)



  • George L. Kelling, American criminologist, an emeritus professor at Rutgers-Newark
  • George H. Kelling, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1920
  • Carl Friederich Christian Kelling (1818-1898), Prussian-born, New Zealand emigration agent, farmer and community leader, older brother of Fedor Kelling
  • John Fedor Augustus Kelling (1820-1909), known as Fedor Kelling, Prussian-born, New Zealand farmer and politician, Member of the New Zealand Parliament for Waimea (1859-1860)
  • Graeme Kelling (1957-2004), Scottish musician, the original guitarist with the Scottish pop band, Deacon Blue

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Kelling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kelling 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 December 2015 at 11:22.

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