Early Origins of the Kelow family
The surname Kelow 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 Kelow family
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Kelow Spelling Variations
The name Kelow, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Kellow, Kello, Kelloe and others.
Early Notables of the Kelow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kelow family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Kelow family, or who bore a variation of the surname Kelow were R. and W. Kellow settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1822.