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Early Origins of the Kells family


The surname Kells was first found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern Scotland, 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 Kells family


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Kells Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Kells and others.

Early Notables of the Kells family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kells family to Ireland


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Migration of the Kells family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kells Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Kells, who settled in New York in 1849
  • Joseph and Richard Kells, who settled in Philadelphia in 1872

Kells Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Kells, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Kells, who landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840
  • Joseph Kells, who landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Kells, who landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840

Contemporary Notables of the name Kells (post 1700)


  • Major-General Clarence Howard Kells (1892-1954), American Commanding General New York Port of Embarkation (1945-1946) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Clarence Kells. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Kells/Clarence_Howard/USA.html
  • William Kells, American Democrat politician, Member of Illinois Democratic State Central Committee, 1919-25 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George D. Kells, American Democrat politician, Member of Illinois Democratic State Central Committee, 1943; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1944, 1948; Illinois Democratic State Chair, 1945-49 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward J. Kells (d. 1943), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Harrison County, 1943 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Clarence Kells. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Kells/Clarence_Howard/USA.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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