The name MacCellar was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first MacCellar to use this name no doubt lived at Keilor, in Angus.
Early Origins of the MacCellar family
The surname MacCellar was first found in Angus
(Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland
, and present day Council Area of Angus
, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire
, 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.
Early History of the MacCellar family
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MacCellar Spelling Variations
Scribes in Medieval Scotland
spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations
exist in names of that era. MacCellar has been spelled Keller, Kellar, Keeler, Keilor, Keiler, Keillor, Keiller, Kelour, MacKeller and many more.
Early Notables of the MacCellar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacCellar family to Ireland
Some of the MacCellar family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the MacCellar family to the New World and Oceana
The number of Strathclyde Clan
families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence
allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them: Adam Keller arrived in Philadelphia in 1840.