Early Origins of the Ketelbey family
The surname Ketelbey was first found in Lincolnshire
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 12th century when John Ketelbi held estates in that shire in the year 1200.
Early History of the Ketelbey family
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Ketelbey Spelling Variations
Ketelbey has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Ketelby, Kettelby, Ketelbey, Kettleby, Kettlby and others.
Early Notables of the Ketelbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ketelbey family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Ketelbeys to arrive on North American shores: James Kettleby, who came to America in 1767; as well as Maria Kettleby, who arrived in Ontario in 1871.