Killoh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Killoh family

The surname Killoh was first found in Durham at Kelloe, a parish, partly in the union of Durham, and partly in that of Easington. "The manor of Kelloe, which is situated near the road from Stockton to Durham, and comprises about 1500 acres, appears to have given name to the family of Kelloe or Kellaw, of whom Richard de Kellaw, a native of the parish, was Bishop of Durham in 1311." [1]

Another early branch of the family was found in Cornwall. "Rosellian or Rosillian, in this parish, was anciently the seat of the Trehawkes, and after them that of the Kellows or Kellios. These were succeeded by the Scobells, from whom it passed to John Deeble, Esq. by whom it was devised to John Rogers, Esq. whose son Richard Rogers, Esq. is the present proprietor. Before Rosellian passed from the Kellios to the Scobells, it afforded for some time a residence to Shadrach Vincent, Esq. whose wife was a co-heiress of the Kellio family." [2]

"The old mansion of Kellio, [in the parish of Cornelly] which is now occupied also by a farmer, was in ancient times a seat belonging to a family of this name. Descending to an heiress, it was carried by her in marriage to Tredenham of Probus, after which Kellio continued the seat of the Tredenhams for several generations. From this family it passed to the Trevanions, of whom it has lately been purchased by Lord Falmouth." [2]

"Kelliow [in the parish of Kea, Cornwall] was a seat of a family of this name, from whom it passed by female heirs, first to the family of Vivian, and then to Haweis." [2]

Early History of the Killoh family

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Killoh Spelling Variations

During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Killoh occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Kellow, Kello, Kelloe and others.

Early Notables of the Killoh family (pre 1700)

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United States Killoh migration to the United States +

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Killoh, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Killoh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Wm. Killoh, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Etruria" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • B. Killoh, aged 23, who arrived in New York, N Y in 1921 aboard the ship "West Nohno" from Glasgow, Scotland [4]
  • William Killoh, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Killoh (post 1700) +

  • Scott Killoh, American co-founder of OpenPages, a GRC Software company now owned by IBM Corporation




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