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There is a town of Kelso in the Scottish Borders region, which followed from the creation of Kelso Abbey at that location in 1128. It is thought that in Scotland, Kelso was taken on as a surname from the place name.

Kelso Early Origins



The surname Kelso was first found in Roxburghshire, where they were granted lands by King Malcolm Canmore, King of Scotland, consisting of the Abbey and estates of Kelso, originally the Abbey of Selkirk.

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Kelso Spelling Variations


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Kelso Spelling Variations



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

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Kelso Early History


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Kelso Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kelso research. Another 365 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1076, 1180, 1214, 1296, and 1300 are included under the topic Early Kelso History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kelso Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kelso Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kelso Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kelso In Ireland


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Kelso In Ireland



Some of the Kelso family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kelso Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Kelso, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635

Kelso Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hugh Kelso, who landed in New England in 1718
  • Samuel Kelso settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina with his wife and seven children in 1767
  • Elizabeth Kelso, who settled in Wilmington in 1774
  • Elizabeth Kelso, who landed in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1774

Kelso Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Kelso, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Joseph Kelso, aged 20, landed in New York in 1812
  • Mathew Kelso, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1821
  • John Kelso, who arrived in Mississippi in 1848
  • James, Oliver, Paul, Robert and William Kelso all arrived in Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kelso Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Kelso Alexander U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Kelso Daniel U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was part of the Cape Ann Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Kelso William U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was part of the Cape Ann Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Kelso Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Kelso, aged 23, a blacksmith, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelso (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelso (post 1700)



  • Thomas Kelso (1784-1878), Irish-born, American philanthropist
  • Mark Kelso (b. 1963), former Buffalo Bills defensive back
  • Jack W. Kelso (1934-1952), Medal of Honor recipient
  • Bill Kelso (1940-2009), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Ed Kelso, American Republican politician, Chair of Switzerland County Republican Party, 1905
  • Daniel Kelso (1803-1857), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1833-35, 1848-49; Member of Indiana State Senate, 1842-43; Delegate to Indiana State Constitutional Convention, 1850-51
  • Charles W. Kelso, American politician, Burgess of Erie, Pennsylvania, 1845, 1848
  • Charles D. Kelso, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1912
  • J. Clark Kelso, American Republican politician, California insurance commissioner, 2000
  • Jeffery Kelso, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Otium cum dignitate
Motto Translation: Repose with dignity.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. 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).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
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The Kelso Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kelso 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 1 February 2016 at 11:22.

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