When Christina Keller was born on 24 July 1798, in Edinburg, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, her father, Jacob Keller, was 28 and her mother, Mary Magdalena Rinker, was 25. She married John Carter on 4 September 1817, in Greene, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Jackson Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 26 February 1867, in Wallace, Jackson Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Wallace, Jackson Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States.
German and Danish: from Middle High German kellaere ‘cellarman, cellar master’ (from Latin cellarius, denoting the keeper of the cella ‘store chamber, pantry’). Hence an occupational name for the overseer of the stores, accounts, or household in general in, for example, a monastery or castle. Kellers were important as trusted stewards in a great household, and in some cases were promoted to ministerial rank. This form of the surname is also established in many other parts of Europe, e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Russia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Czechia, and Croatia.
English: occupational name from Middle English keller ‘maker of cauls or kells (women's close-fitting caps or headdresses)’, a derivative of Middle English calle, kelle.
Irish: variant of Kelleher .