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The name Keppel was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Keppel family lived in Herefordshire. The name refers to the family's former residence in La Chapelle, Normandy.

Keppel Early Origins



The surname Keppel was first found in Herefordshire where another source claims that name was derived from "the ancestor of Lord Albemarle [who] was Arnord-Joost van Keppel, lord of Voerst, a descendant of one of the most ancient houses in Guerlderland, [Holland] who accompanied King WIlliam III to England in 1688, and was by him advanced to the title still enjoyed by the family. According to 'Folks of Shields,' the name is equivalent to De Capella." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Keppel Spelling Variations


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Keppel Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Capel, Capell, Caple, Cappel, Keppel and others.

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Keppel Early History


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Keppel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keppel research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1515, 1496, 1503, 1511, 1515, 1585, 1658, 1586, 1656, 1608, 1649, 1631, 1683, 1608, 1649, 1638, 1696, 1697, 1743, 1739, 1743, 1722 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Keppel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keppel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keppel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Capel (d. 1515), Sheriff of the City of London (1496), and Lord Mayor of London (1503), Member of Parliament for the City of London (1511-1515), his mansion stood on the current site of the London Stock Exchange, eponym of No. 3 Capel...

Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keppel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keppel In Ireland


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Keppel In Ireland



Some of the Keppel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World 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 stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Keppel or a variant listed above:

Keppel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Jacob Keppel, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1819
  • Teunis Jan Keppel, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1846
  • Neeltje Keppel, aged 12, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Adriaantje VanRaalte Keppel, aged 45, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Bastiaantje Keppel, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keppel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keppel (post 1700)



  • V. S. Keppel, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912; Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1925-31
  • Samuel B. Keppel, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Berks County, 1891-94
  • Henry Keppel, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908. Entombed at Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry, Pennsylvania

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fide et fortitudine
Motto Translation: By fidelity and fortitude.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  11. ...

The Keppel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keppel 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 10 November 2015 at 16:11.

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