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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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Kells Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    11. ...

    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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