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The McKelloch family chronicle reaches back into history to the Boernician tribe of ancient Scotland. The McKelloch family lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region.)

McKelloch Early Origins



The surname McKelloch 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.

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McKelloch Early History


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McKelloch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKelloch research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 137 and 1372 are included under the topic Early McKelloch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKelloch Spelling Variations


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McKelloch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations occur frequently in Scottish names that date from the medieval era. They result from a general lack of grammatical rules and the tendency to spell names according to sound. McKelloch has been spelled Kellogg, Kellock, Kelloch, Kellog, Kellogh, MacKelloch, MacKellock and many more.

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McKelloch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKelloch Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McKelloch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKelloch In Ireland


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McKelloch In Ireland



Some of the McKelloch 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 20th century, the ancestors of many of those Boernician-Scottish people still populate North America. They distributed themselves on either side of the border at the time of the War of Independence. United Empire Loyalists went north to Canada and those who wanted a new nation stayed south. Both groups went on to found great nations. Some of the first North American settlers with McKelloch name or one of its variants: 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.

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