When Charles William Keeler was born on 5 February 1823, in Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Johann Heinrich Kohler, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Tufts, was 40. He married Sally Davidson on 13 October 1847, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 14 March 1891, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 68, and was buried in Christ Church Cemetery, Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
English (mainly Kent): probably an occupational name from Middle English keler ‘keelman, bargeman’, an agent derivative of Middle English kele ‘flat-bottomed ship, barge, lighter’ (from Middle Dutch kiel). The sense would seem to be ‘crewman of a keel’ rather than ‘shipwright’.
Americanized form of German Kühler, from a variant of an old personal name (see Keeling ) or a variant of Kuhl .
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