name Kelsie comes from when the family resided in either North Kelsey or South Kelsey in the county of Lincolnshire
. The surname Kelsie belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kelsie family
The surname Kelsie was first found in Lincolnshire
where one of the first records of the name was Brise de Keleseye who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. Peter de Keleseve was listed in the same rolls at the same time. It is in this shire that North and South Kelsey are still found today. Over the many years, North Kelsey has remained a small village and civil parish with a population of 959 in 2001 and this includes the small hamlet of North Kelsey Moor. Today, South Kelsey is still smaller village with a population of 571 in 2001.
Early History of the Kelsie family
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Kelsie Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Kelsie has been recorded under many different variations, including Kelsey, Kelsy and others.
Early Notables of the Kelsie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kelsie family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kelsie or a variant listed above: Roger Kelsey settled in Barbados in 1654; Steven Kelsey settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766; John Kelsey settled in New England