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The name Kewley arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Kewley family lived in Norfolk. Their name, however, is derived from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Quilli, near Falaise, Normandy.

Kewley Early Origins



The surname Kewley was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Kewley Spelling Variations


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Kewley Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Kewley, Quilly, Kewlay and others.

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Kewley Early History


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Kewley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kewley research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Kewley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kewley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kewley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kewley 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Kewley or a variant listed above:

Kewley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Kewley and his family, who arrived at the Port of New York in 1832
  • Philip Andrew Kewley, who was on record in Colorado in 1880

Kewley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edmund Kewley, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871

Kewley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George H. Kewley, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant"

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Kewley Historic Events


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Kewley Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Ernest Alexander Kewley, English First Waiter from Edge Hill, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. 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. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. 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).
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kewley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kewley 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 March 2015 at 14:21.

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