Viking settlers in ancient Scotland
were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Kettly. It comes from the old Norse personal name
or from the old Danish personal name of Ketil.
Early Origins of the Kettly family
The surname Kettly was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland.
However, one of the first records of the family was found further south in England where William Ketel ( fl. 1100) was a medieval English writer and clergyman. Little is known of him other than he wrote a work containing miraculous stories about Saint John of Beverley. He is presumed to have been clerk of Beverley Minster at that time.
Early History of the Kettly family
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Kettly Spelling Variations
Translation and spelling were non-standardized practices in the Middle Ages, so scribes had only their ears to rely on. This was a practice of extremely limited efficiency, and spelling variations
in names, even within a single document, were the result. Over the years, Kettly has appeared Kettle, Ketley, Kettles, Ketill and others.
Early Notables of the Kettly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kettly family to Ireland
Some of the Kettly family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Kettly family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kettly Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. Thomas Kettly, aged 20 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Saguenay" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 38)
The Kettly 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.