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The ancestors of the name Kettleby date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Kettleby family lived in Kettleby, a place-name found in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Lancashire.

Kettleby Early Origins



The surname Kettleby was first found in 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. [1]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." [2]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.

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Kettleby Spelling Variations


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Kettleby Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Kettleby are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Kettleby include: Kettleby, Kettlebie, Ketelbi, Ketylby, Ketilby and others.

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Kettleby Early History


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Kettleby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kettleby research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1205, 1513, 1589, 1604, 1652 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Kettleby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kettleby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kettleby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kettleby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kettleby or a variant listed above:

Kettleby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Kettleby, who came to America in 1767

Kettleby Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Maria Kettleby, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Kettleby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kettleby Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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