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The ancestors of the Killgore family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in Kilgour, which is located near Falkland in the county of Fife. The surname Killgore belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Killgore Early Origins



The surname Killgore 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.

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Killgore Early History


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Killgore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Killgore research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Killgore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Killgore Spelling Variations


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Killgore Spelling Variations



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 Killgore has been spelled Kilgour, Kilgore and others.

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Killgore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Killgore Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Killgore:

Killgore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Killgore, who arrived in New York in 1801 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Killgore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Killgore (post 1700)



  • Jean Killgore, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 17th District, 2002, 2004 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Andrew Ivy Killgore (b. 1919), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, 1977-80 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Andrew I. Killgore (b. 1919), United States Foreign Service Officer and diplomat

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