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Where did the Scottish Killman family come from? What is the Scottish Killman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Killman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Killman family history?A family in the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland was the first to use the name Killman. They lived at Kelman Hill, which is in the Cabrach in the county of Aberdeen.
In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Killman has been spelled Kelman, Kilman and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Killman research. Another 130 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Killman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Killman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Killman:
Killman Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Killman Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Killman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Killman 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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