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The name Kelsall is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Kelsall in Cheshire; in Kelshall in Hertfordshire; or in Kelsale in Suffolk. The surname Kelsall belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Kelsall Early Origins



The surname Kelsall was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Kelsall in Tarvin soon after the Norman Conquest.

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Kelsall Spelling Variations


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Kelsall Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Kelsall has been spelled many different ways, including Kelsell, Kelsall, Kelshall, Kellsell, Kellsall and many more.

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Kelsall Early History


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Kelsall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kelsall research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1690 is included under the topic Early Kelsall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kelsall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kelsall Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kelsall 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Kelsalls to arrive in North America:

Kelsall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Roger Kelsall, who landed in Virginia in 1708

Kelsall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Kelsall who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1872

Kelsall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Kelsall, aged 43, who settled in America from Buckley, in 1903
  • Edward Wm. Kelsall, aged 33, who settled in America from Wolstanton, in 1906
  • Joseph Kelsall, aged 22, who landed in America from Garstang, England, in 1907
  • William A Kelsall, aged 21, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1907
  • Elizabeth Kelsall, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Garstang, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kelsall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Kelsall, aged 35, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

Kelsall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Abel Kelsall arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cairngorm" in 1863
  • Ann Kelsall arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cairngorm" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelsall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelsall (post 1700)



  • George W. Kelsall, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Pleasants County, 1897-98
  • Samuel "Sam" Kelsall (b. 1993), English cricketer
  • Thomas Forbes Kelsall (1799-1872), English lawyer and literary figure
  • Frederick "Fred" Kelsall (1906-1931), English professional rugby league footballer
  • Phil Kelsall (b. 1956), English theatre organist
  • Karen Kelsall (b. 1962), Canadian gold and bronze medalist gymnast and dancer, the youngest competitor at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • John Lawrence Kelsall (1947-1986), British composer, conductor and lecturer
  • Moultrie Rowe Kelsall (1901-1980), Scottish film and television character actor

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Meliora sequentur
Motto Translation: Better things will follow.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Kelsall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kelsall 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 November 2016 at 15:24.

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