The surname McKeller was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by an ancient Scottish people called the Strathclyde- Britons
. It was a name for someone who lived at Keilor, in Angus.
Early Origins of the McKeller family
The surname McKeller 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 McKeller family
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McKeller Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland
. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations
are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. McKeller has been spelled Keller, Kellar, Keeler, Keilor, Keiler, Keillor, Keiller, Kelour, MacKeller and many more.
Early Notables of the McKeller family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McKeller family to Ireland
Some of the McKeller 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 McKeller family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McKeller Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Margaret McKeller, aged 27, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
McKeller Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mary McKeller, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864