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Keel Surname Origin
A low, flat-bottomed vessel used in the river Tyne, to convey coals; an inn-sign; a harbor. Kiel, local, a town in Denmark, a corner, wedge, a ravine.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Keel Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Keel family history than the origin of your surname:
A Keel Family History Thought:
'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738