The tale of the name Kelday begins with a family who lived in the lands of Keltie, which were found near Callander in the county of Perth.
Early Origins of the Kelday family
The surname Kelday was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from very early times on the old lands of Keltie, near Callander.
Early History of the Kelday family
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Kelday Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Kelday has been spelled Keltie, Kelty, Keltey and others.
Early Notables of the Kelday family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kelday family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Kelday: B. Kelty who settled in Boston Massachusetts with eleven children in 1822; John and Thomas M'Coller Kelty settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1820.
Contemporary Notables of the name Kelday (post 1700)
- John R. Kelday, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1900 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html