Kelloway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Kelloway is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in a small settlement in either Devon or Cornwall. Thus, Kelloway is a habitation surname derived from the place, named Callway or Calway.

Early Origins of the Kelloway family

The surname Kelloway was first found in Gloucestershire 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.

Important Dates for the Kelloway family

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Kelloway Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kelloway family name include Callaway, Kelloway, Kellaway, Calloway and others.

Early Notables of the Kelloway family (pre 1700)

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Kelloway migration to the United States

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Kelloway surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Kelloway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Kelloway, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [1]
  • Edward Kelloway, who settled in Barbados in 1693

Kelloway migration to Australia

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

Kelloway Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Kelloway, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Calphurnia" [2]
  • Samuel Kelloway, aged 22, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"

Contemporary Notables of the name Kelloway (post 1700)

  • L. W. Kelloway, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1956 [3]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from
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