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The ancestors of the first family to use the name MacKelloch lived among the Boernician tribe of ancient Scotland. They lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region.)
The surname MacKelloch 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.
Boernician names that evolved in the largely preliterate Middle Ages are often marked by considerable spelling variations. MacKelloch has been spelled Kellogg, Kellock, Kelloch, Kellog, Kellogh, MacKelloch, MacKellock and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKelloch research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 137 and 1372 are included under the topic Early MacKelloch History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early MacKelloch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the MacKelloch 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.
Some of the Boernician-Scottish Clan families who came to North America were Loyalists who went north to Canada after the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border went on to found two of the world's great nations. This century, families with Scottish roots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and clan societies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name MacKelloch 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.
The MacKelloch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacKelloch 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.
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