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Kettlewell is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the town of Kettlewell in the North Yorkshire. Kettlewell is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Kettlewell Early Origins



The surname Kettlewell was first found in Yorkshire, at Kettlewell, a village in Upper Wharfedale, North Yorkshire, which dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Cheteleuuelle [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)
and literally meant "spring or stream in a deep valley," having derived from the Old English words "cete" + "wella." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
In 1686, Kettlewell and the neighbouring village Starbotton were almost destroyed in a flood.

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Kettlewell Spelling Variations


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Kettlewell Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kettlewell family name include Kettlewell, Kettlwell, Ketlewell, Kettelwell, Ketelwell, Ketelwelle, Ketelwel and many more.

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Kettlewell Early History


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Kettlewell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kettlewell research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1379, 1397, 1399, 1583, 1653 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Kettlewell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kettlewell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kettlewell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kettlewell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Kettlewell surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Kettlewell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Kettlewell, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • Mary Kettlewell, who landed in Maryland in 1674

Kettlewell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Kettlewell, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1856

Kettlewell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard Kettlewell was registered in Elgin County, Ontario in 1872
  • George Kettlewell was living in Middlesex County, Ontario in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kettlewell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kettlewell (post 1700)



  • Donald E. Kettlewell, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Marshall County, 1964
  • Ruth Kettlewell (1913-2007), English actress who was active from 1959 to 1995
  • Dame Marion Mildred Kettlewell DBE (b. 1914), British naval officer, Director of the Wrens (1966-1970)
  • Henry Bernard Davis Kettlewell (1907-1979), British geneticist, lepidopterist and medical doctor, known for Kettlewell's experiment, a study into light colored European peppered moths in the late 1940s and 1950s
  • Henry Kettlewell (1876-1963), English cricketer
  • Stuart Kettlewell (b. 1984), Scottish footballer

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Kettlewell Historic Events


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Kettlewell Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John R Kettlewell, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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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. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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