Anglo-Saxon name Kettlebey comes from the family having resided in Kettleby, a place-name found in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Kettlebey 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 Kettlebey family
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Kettlebey Spelling Variations
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: Kettleby, Kettlebie, Ketelbi, Ketylby, Ketilby and others.
Early Notables of the Kettlebey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kettlebey 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 Kettlebeys 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.
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