Kelsy is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in either North Kelsey or South Kelsey in the county of Lincolnshire
. The surname Kelsy 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 Kelsy family
The surname Kelsy 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 Kelsy family
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Kelsy Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kelsy family name include Kelsey, Kelsy and others.
Early Notables of the Kelsy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kelsy family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Kelsy surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Kelsy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Kelsy, who settled in New England in 1753
Kelsy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- F Kelsy, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Kelsy (post 1700)
- Harry W. Kelsy, American politician, Mayor of Nogales, Arizona, 1903-04 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html