The ancestors of the surname MacCeleck were thought to have been a Boernician
family in ancient Scotland
. They lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region.)
Early Origins of the MacCeleck family
The surname MacCeleck was first found in Aberdeenshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland
. More recently, leading seamen in the Commonwealth Navies addressed as "leader", and informally known as "kellicks" from the killick anchor which is the symbol of their rank.
Early History of the MacCeleck family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacCeleck research.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 137 and 1372 are included under the topic Early MacCeleck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacCeleck Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries and printing presses went into use in the last few hundred
years, spelling, particularly of names, was a largely intuitive matter. Consequently, many spelling variations
occur in even the simplest names from the Middle Ages. MacCeleck has been spelled Kellogg, Kellock, Kelloch, Kellog, Kellogh, MacKelloch, MacKellock and many more.
Early Notables of the MacCeleck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacCeleck family to Ireland
Some of the MacCeleck family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the MacCeleck family to the New World and Oceana
The east coasts of the United States and Canada are still populated by many of the descendents of the Boernician-Scottish families who made that great crossing. They distributed themselves evenly when they first arrived, but at the time of the War of Independence
those who remained loyal to England
went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. This century, many of their ancestors have recovered their past heritage through highland games and other Scottish functions in North America. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that many immigrants bearing the name MacCeleck or a variant listed above: James Kellock, who was a servant, who arrived in Virginia in 1661; Alice Kellogg, who came to Hartford, CT in 1637; Daniel Kellogg, who arrived in Connecticut in 1651.