Last name: KEELING

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KEELING : This last name is indexed 45,253 times on Geneanet!

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KEELING : 1: English: nickname from Middle English keling kiling (probably of Old Norse origin) ‘young codfish’ perhaps for a fishmonger or for someone with staring eyes. Alternatively from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Kel(l)ing which may be transferred use of the nickname keling. The name has been established in Ireland since the 17th century. It is not to be confused with Irish Keelan.3: Americanized form of German Kühling a patronymic from Colo probably a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name meaning ‘helmet’.2: English: variant of Killing a habitational name from Kelling (Norfolk) or Nunkeeling (East Yorkshire) both meaning ‘(the place of) the people of a man called Cylla’ from an Old English personal name Cylla + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas.4: Irish and Scottish: variant of Killen.

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