Origin of Name: Placename, Angus
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan
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Originates in the lands of Kelly near Arboath in Angus and in some cases is a shortened form of MacKelly.
In 1278, a bailiff to Alexander III was a William de Kellaw, an early Scottish bearer of the name. Another early bearer was recorded in 1338. Richard de Kellow was witness to a charter in Roxburghshire.
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