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Where did the Scottish Kallay family come from? When did the Kallay family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kallay family history?The west coast of Scotland and the rocky Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the Kallay family. The root of their name is the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.
Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Kallay has been spelled MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.
First found in Argyllshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kallay research. Another 273 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1602 is included under the topic Early Kallay History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Kallay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Kallay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 158 words(11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Kallays to arrive in North America:
Kallay Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
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