Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Ketlebey comes from when the family lived in Kettleby, a place-name found in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Ketlebey family
Leicestershire, at Ab Kettleby, a village and civil parish in the Melton district that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Chetelbi. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) A Roman mosaic and pavement were found beneath the present St. James churchyard, indicating the presence of a villa at that time. And inside St. James Church there is a Norman font, and a memorial to Everard Digby of the Gunpowder Plot. By 1236, records show the place name was listed as Abeketleby which included the Latin word "ab" which means "from." The place name literally means "farmstead or village of a man called Ketil," from the Old Scandinavian personal name + "by." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) Kettleby is also a deserted medieval village in Lincolnshire about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Bigby village and this village was also listed in the Domesday Book as two manors: Kettleby, which was held by Ralph, nephew of Geoffrey Alselin, and Kettleby Thorpe, which was held by Gilbert. Kettleby Hall was later thought to have bee a moated hunting lodge built in the reign of James I.
Early History of the Ketlebey family
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Ketlebey Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Ketlebey has appeared include Kettleby, Kettlebie, Ketelbi, Ketylby, Ketilby and others.
Early Notables of the Ketlebey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ketlebey family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Ketlebey arrived in North America very early: James Kettleby, who came to America in 1767; as well as Maria Kettleby, who arrived in Ontario in 1871.
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