Kelsch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kelsch family

The surname Kelsch was first found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern 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.

Early History of the Kelsch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kelsch research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kelsch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kelsch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kells and others.

Early Notables of the Kelsch family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Kelsch family to Ireland

Some of the Kelsch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 90 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Kelsch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kelsch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Diterick Kelsch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kelsch (post 1700) +

  • RaeAnn Gummer Kelsch (1959-2018), American politician, Member of the North Dakota House of Representatives (1992-2012)
  • Peter James Kelsch, American actor from The Bronx, known for Uptown Girls (2003), 25th Hour (2002) and Oz
  • Ken Kelsch, American cinematographer and actor, known for Bad Lieutenant (1992), The Funeral (1996) and 100 Feet (2008)
  • Christian "Mose" Kelsch (1897-1935), American NFL football placekicker and running back for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1933–1934)
  • Walter Kelsch (b. 1955), former German footballer who played from 1975 to 1989


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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