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Arnold Joost van Keppel, 1st earl of Albemarle

(c. 1670–1718).

Dutch confidant of William III. Born in Holland, Keppel attended William of Orange to England in 1688 as a page of honour. He rose quickly in the king's ...


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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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... • Current frequencies: GB 103, Ireland 36 • GB frequency 1881: 75 • Main GB location 1881: Norfolk; London • Main Irish location 1847–64: Cork Dutch : from a Dutch pet form of the personal name Jakob ( see Jacob ). Further information: Arnold Joost van Keppel (1670–1718), 1st Earl of Albemarle, was a close friend and adviser of King William III (William of Orange). Born in the Netherlands, he had many prominent descendants in England. Early bearers: George Keppel , 1724 in IGI (Saint Martin in the Fields, Middx); William Keppel , 1764 in...