The roots of the name McCellar are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. McCellar was originally found at Keilor, in Angus.
Early Origins of the McCellar family
The surname McCellar 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 McCellar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCellar research.Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1476, 1383 and 1797 are included under the topic Early McCellar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McCellar Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations
. McCellar has been spelled Keller, Kellar, Keeler, Keilor, Keiler, Keillor, Keiller, Kelour, MacKeller and many more.
Early Notables of the McCellar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCellar family to Ireland
Some of the McCellar family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 57 words (4 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 McCellar family to the New World and Oceana
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence
. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: Adam Keller arrived in Philadelphia in 1840.