Early Origins of the Kelo family
The surname Kelo was first found in Durham
at Kelloe, a parish, partly in the union of Durham
, and partly in that of Easington. "The manor of Kelloe, which is situated near the road from Stockton to Durham, and comprises about 1500 acres, appears to have given name to the family of Kelloe or Kellaw, of whom Richard de Kellaw, a native of the parish, was Bishop of Durham
in 1311." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Kelo family
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Kelo Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Kelo occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Kellow, Kello, Kelloe and others.
Early Notables of the Kelo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kelo family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Kelo, or a spelling variation of the surname include: R. and W. Kellow settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1822.