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Where did the Irish Kildow family come from? What is the Irish Kildow family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kildow family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kildow family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kildare, Gildare, O' Kildare and others.
First found in Kildare, where they held a family seat as and descended from the Fitzgeralds of Kildare. This notable Irish clann were descended from Robert Fitzwalter, son of Baron Ortho Geraldino, who attended Strongbow in his invasions of Ireland. The Fitzgeralds divided into two main branches, that of Kildare and the more populous Desmond branch which gave birth to the Earls of Desmond. Irish history, after the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1169 onward, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland, Wales and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Kildare where they represented the first recorded reference to the name.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kildow research. Another 332 words(24 lines of text) covering the year 1637 is included under the topic Early Kildow History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elenor Kilday, who arrived in New York in 1831; Matthew Kildare, who arrived in Montreal in 1846; Edward Kilday, who arrived in Boston in 1863; Michael Kildare, who settled in New York in 1866.
The Kildow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kildow Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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