Early Origins of the MacKelar family
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 MacKelar family
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MacKelar Spelling Variations
spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. MacKelar has appeared as Keller, Kellar, Keeler, Keilor, Keiler, Keillor, Keiller, Kelour, MacKeller and many more.
Early Notables of the MacKelar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacKelar family to Ireland
Some of the MacKelar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacKelar family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them: Adam Keller arrived in Philadelphia in 1840.
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