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Where did the Scottish Kilger family come from? What is the Scottish Kilger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kilger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kilger family history?The saga of the Kilger family begins among the people of the ancient tribe of the Picts. They lived in Kilgour, which is located near Falkland in the county of Fife. The surname Kilger belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Kilger has been written Kilgour, Kilgore and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilger research. Another 127 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Kilger History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Kilger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Kilger: Francis Kilgore settled in Virginia in 1761; Joseph and Martha Kilgour settled with their four children settled in Barstable Massachusetts in 1822; George Kilgour arrived in San Francisco in 1850..
The Kilger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kilger 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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