Prior to 1600 most Kelsall families were still living in Cheshire. During the ensuing 17th Century Kelsall families appeared in other locations especially Staffordshire, Lancashire and London. This century saw the beginning of several Kelsall lines that would remain prominent in future years, such as Ashton on Mersey, Mottram-In-Longdendale, Dukinfield, Warrington, London, and Wyresdale/North Lancashire. .

The following table shows dates at which the Kelsall name first appears in registers searched on Ancestry, Findmypast and Family Search. Cheshire locations and Audley, Staffordshire that were well established before 1600 are not included.