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Kells Early Origins



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.

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Kells Spelling Variations


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Kells Spelling Variations



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

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Kells Early History


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Kells Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kells research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kells History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kells Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kells Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Kells In Ireland


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Kells In Ireland



Some of the Kells family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 294 words (21 lines of text) 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kells Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

Kells Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kells (post 1700)


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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)
  • William Kells, American Democrat politician, Member of Illinois Democratic State Central Committee, 1919-25
  • 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
  • Edward J. Kells (d. 1943), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Harrison County, 1943

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    8. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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    The Kells Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kells 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 23 September 2016 at 18:56.

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