Early Origins of the Kettlby family
The surname Kettlby 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 Kettlby family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kettlby research.Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1041, 1191, 1543, 1041, 1191, 1241, 1396, 1543, 1982, 1513, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Kettlby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kettlby Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Kettlby has been spelled many different ways, including Ketelby, Kettelby, Ketelbey, Kettleby, Kettlby and others.
Early Notables of the Kettlby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kettlby family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Kettlbys to arrive in North America: James Kettleby, who came to America in 1767; as well as Maria Kettleby, who arrived in Ontario in 1871.