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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, 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

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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) [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


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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

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
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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 12 November 2017 at 18:34.

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