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Kemal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Kemal name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Kemal is derived from beside a water pipe in various villages throughout England. The surname Kemal may also derive from the word piper.

Early Origins of the Kemal family

The surname Kemal was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Kemal family

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Kemal Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Kemal were recorded, including Kimball, Kimbell, Kimbel, Kemple, Kemble, Kimble and others.

Early Notables of the Kemal family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Kemal family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kemal Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Caleb Kemal, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Contemporary Notables of the name Kemal (post 1700)

  • Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), Turkish general and statesman
  • Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem (1932-2014), American disc jockey, radio personality and actor, best known as host of the music radio programs American Top 40 and for providing the voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers in the Scooby-Doo franchise
  • Kemal Reis (1451-1511), Turkish privateer and admiral of the Ottoman Empire

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