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Where did the Scottish Kilty family come from? What is the Scottish Kilty family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kilty family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kilty family history?Today's generation of the Kilty family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name Kilty lived in the lands of Keltie, which were found near Callander in the county of Perth.
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Kilty has appeared Keltie, Kelty, Keltey and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilty research. Another 150 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1628, and 1647 are included under the topic Early Kilty History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Kilty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Kilty:
Kilty Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Kilty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kilty 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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