Early Origins of the Kettelbey family
The surname Kettelbey 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 Kettelbey family
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Kettelbey Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kettelbey have been found, including Ketelby, Kettelby, Ketelbey, Kettleby, Kettlby and others.
Early Notables of the Kettelbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kettelbey family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Kettelbey, or a variant listed above: James Kettleby, who came to America in 1767; as well as Maria Kettleby, who arrived in Ontario in 1871.