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The saga of the name Kettley begins among the Viking settlers who arrived in Scotland in the medieval era. The name Kettley is derived from the old Norse personal name of Ketill or from the old Danish personal name of Ketil.

Kettley Early Origins



The surname Kettley was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Kettley Spelling Variations


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Kettley Spelling Variations



Contemporary spellings of ancient Scottish names often bear little resemblance to the original recorded versions. These spelling variations result from the fact that medieval scribes spelled words and names alike according to their sounds. Kettley has been spelled Kettle, Ketley, Kettles, Ketill and others.

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Kettley Early History


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Kettley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kettley research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kettley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kettley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kettley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Kettley In Ireland


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Kettley In Ireland



Some of the Kettley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included 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



The colonies on the fertile east coast of North America soon had many farms run by Scots. These hardy settlers provided a backbone for the great nations of the United States and Canada that would emerge in the next centuries. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Kettley or a variant listed above, including:

Kettley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Kettley, who arrived in Virginia in 1701

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Bono vince malum
Motto Translation: Overcome evil with good.


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Kettley Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kettley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kettley 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 July 2014 at 07:22.

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