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The current generations of the Kelman family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Kelman family lived at Kelman Hill, which is in the Cabrach in the county of Aberdeen.

Kelman Early Origins



The surname Kelman was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern 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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Kelman Spelling Variations


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Kelman Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Kelman has been spelled Kelman, Kilman and others.

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Kelman Early History


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Kelman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kelman research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kelman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kelman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kelman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kelman Notables 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



The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Kelman:

Kelman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Kelman, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Geo Kelman, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • John Kelman, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

Kelman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Henry Kelman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Henry Kelman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1773

Kelman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Kelman, who arrived in New York in 1822

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelman (post 1700)



  • Herbert C. Kelman, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Emeritus at Harvard University
  • Isadore Kelman, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bristol, 1914
  • Dr. Charles Kelman (1930-2004), American ophthalmologist and a pioneer in cataract surgery
  • James Kelman (b. 1946), Scottish writer of novels, short stories, plays and political essays
  • Todd Kelman (b. 1975), retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Kelman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kelman 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 11 December 2015 at 10:33.

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