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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, Kelsoe was taken on as a surname from the place name.

Kelsoe Early Origins



The surname Kelsoe 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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Kelsoe Spelling Variations


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Kelsoe Spelling Variations



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

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Kelsoe Early History


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Kelsoe Early History



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

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Kelsoe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kelsoe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Kelsoe In Ireland


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Kelsoe In Ireland



Some of the Kelsoe 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:

Kelsoe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert W. Kelsoe, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Derry, in 1900
  • Andrew P. Kelsoe, who landed in America from Claphan, London, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelsoe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelsoe (post 1700)



  • Geroge Kelsoe, American 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: Otium cum dignitate
Motto Translation: Repose with dignity.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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    The Kelsoe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kelsoe 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 8 March 2014 at 23:11.

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