The Keple name was originally an Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person who made or sold cudgels, which were short, stout sticks used as weapons. The surname Keple was also applied as a nickname
to a person who was considered as stout and heavy.
Early Origins of the Keple family
The surname Keple was first found in Middlesex 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 Keple family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keple research.Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1510, 1683, 1649, 1654, 1632, 1710, 1792 and 1866 are included under the topic Early Keple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Keple Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Keple has undergone many spelling variations
, including Keeble, Keble, Kebbell, Kebell, Kebill, Kebyll, Kibbel, Kibble, Kibel, Keebler and many more.
Early Notables of the Keple family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Henry Keble, at the time of King Henry VIII; Richard Keble (died 1683), an English lawyer and judge, Commissioner of the... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keple Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Keple family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Keple were among those contributors: Robert Kebell settled in Maryland in 1736; Jacob, John, and Mathias Kebel all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Richard Keeble settled in Virginia in 1739.