Kilmon is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts
, a tribe in ancient Scotland
. The Kilmon family lived at Kelman Hill, which is in the Cabrach in the county of Aberdeen.
Early Origins of the Kilmon family
The surname Kilmon was first found in Aberdeenshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland
, 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 Kilmon family
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Kilmon Spelling Variations
The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations
. Kilmon has been spelled Kelman, Kilman and others.
Early Notables of the Kilmon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kilmon family to the New World and Oceana
The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland
. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England
and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence
. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Kilmon: George Kelman, who settled in Virginia in 1650; Henry Kelman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1773; as well as Margaret Kelman, who arrived in New York in 1822..