If you are conducting some Kell family history research then you can view the Kell coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Kell surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Kell and Kells in Ireland
are derived from the Norse name
Ketill meaning 'cauldron' and are of
immigrant origin having been brought
to the country by settlers from
Scotland and England, especially
during the seventeenth century.
It is in the Northern Counties and
in County Antrim in particular that
descendants bearing the name
can still often today be found.
A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Wheatsheaf/Garb||Symbol of Plenty|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|Mullet/Star of Five Points||Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.|
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