The story of the Kilgor family begins in ancient Scotland
among the Pictish clans. The Kilgor family lived in Kilgour, which is located near Falkland in the county of Fife
. The surname Kilgor belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kilgor family
The surname Kilgor was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Kilgor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilgor research.Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Kilgor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kilgor Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Kilgor has appeared Kilgour, Kilgore and others.
Early Notables of the Kilgor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kilgor family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Kilgor name: 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..