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Kelson Early Origins



The surname Kelson was first found in Somerset.

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Kelson Spelling Variations


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Kelson Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Kelson include Kelson, Kelston, Kelton and others.

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Kelson Early History


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Kelson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kelson research. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1687 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Kelson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kelson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kelson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kelson 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Kelson or a variant listed above:

Kelson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • An Kelson, who arrived in Virginia in 1665-1666
  • John Kelson, who arrived in Virginia in 1665-1666
  • Culb Kelson, who landed in Maryland in 1671

Kelson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Kelson, who came to Philadelphia in 1798

Kelson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Kelson, who came to Philadelphia in 1834
  • John Henry Kelson, aged 27, arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1843
  • Amasa Kelson, who landed in New York in 1850
  • William Kelson, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1860

Kelson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Kelson, who landed in Alabama in 1917

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelson (post 1700)



  • Charles H. Kelson, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 63rd District, 1923-26
  • Keith Kelson, American zoologist and government official

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Kelson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kelson 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 December 2015 at 10:37.

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