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Kelton Early Origins



The surname Kelton was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Kelton Spelling Variations


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Kelton 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 Kelton include Kelton, Keltone, Kellton, Keilton, Kilton and many more.

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Kelton Early History


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Kelton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kelton research. Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Kelton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kelton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kelton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kelton 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 Kelton or a variant listed above:

Kelton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Kelton, who came to Boston in 1650
  • Thomas Kelton, who landed in New England in 1651-1652
  • Thomas Kelton, who sailed to Boston in 1651

Kelton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Kelton, who landed in North Carolina in 1774
  • William Kelton, who settled in North Carolina in 1774

Kelton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Kelton, who came to Galveston, TX in 1839
  • James Kelton, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850
  • James Kelton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Charles H. Kelton, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852
  • John S Kelton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

Kelton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Kelton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm
  • Catherine Kelton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm
  • William Kelton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm
  • Elizabeth Kelton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm
  • Arthur Kelton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelton (post 1700)



  • John C. Kelton (1828-1893), American officer in the United States Army
  • Aaron Kelton (b. 1974), American college football coach
  • Gene Kelton (1953-2010), American guitarist, harmonica player and singer-songwriter
  • Elmer Stephen Kelton (1926-2009), American journalist and writer
  • James Kelton, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1821-26
  • Frank P. S. Kelton (1880-1928), American politician, Mayor of Bay City, Michigan, 1915-17
  • F. E. P. Kelton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916
  • F. Kelton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1912
  • Edward G. Kelton, American politician, U.S. Consul in Mazatlan, 1884
  • Otis Nelson Kelton (b. 1844), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1874, 1876; Member of Vermont State Senate from Franklin County, 1882
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The Kelton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kelton 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.

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