The ancestral home of the Keloch family is in the Scottish-English border region where their ancestors lived among the clans of the Boernician
tribe. They lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region.)
Early Origins of the Keloch family
The surname Keloch 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
. More recently, leading seamen in the Commonwealth Navies addressed as "leader", and informally known as "kellicks" from the killick anchor which is the symbol of their rank.
Early History of the Keloch family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keloch research.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 137 and 1372 are included under the topic Early Keloch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Keloch Spelling Variations
A lack of rules and the tendency of scribes to spell according to the sound of the word plagued medieval spelling. Not surprisingly, an enormous number of spelling variations
appeared. Keloch has been written Kellogg, Kellock, Kelloch, Kellog, Kellogh, MacKelloch, MacKellock and many more.
Early Notables of the Keloch family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Keloch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Keloch family to Ireland
Some of the Keloch family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Keloch family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots crossed the Atlantic for North America hoping to escape poverty, as well as persecution. Much of their heritage was lost along the way and overtime. This century, however, Clan
societies and highland games have allowed many ancestral Scots to recover their birthright. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Keloch arrived in North America very early: James Kellock, who was a servant, who arrived in Virginia in 1661; Alice Kellogg, who came to Hartford, CT in 1637; Daniel Kellogg, who arrived in Connecticut in 1651.