Kilpatrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Most of the old Irish surnames that can be found throughout the world today have their roots in the Gaelic language. The original Gaelic form of the name Kilpatrick is Mac Giolla Phadraig, denoting a devotee of St. Patrick. This is the only native-Irish surname with the prefix "Fitz", as all others descend from the Normans.[1]

Early Origins of the Kilpatrick family

The surname Kilpatrick was first found in Ossory (Irish: Osraige), the former Kingdom of Ossory, now county Kilkenny, located in Southeastern Ireland in the province of Leinster, where they were the traditional Princes of Ossary, claiming descent from the O'Connors [2] and Giolla Padraig, a warlike chief in Ossary who lived in the second half of the 10th century. [1]

Important Dates for the Kilpatrick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilpatrick research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1558, 1774, 1558, 1585, 1652, 1830, 1895 and 1612 are included under the topic Early Kilpatrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kilpatrick Spelling Variations

The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The many regional dialects and the predominate illiteracy would have made common surnames appear unrelated to the scribes of the period. Research into the name Kilpatrick revealed spelling variations, including Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatricks, Kilpatrick, Shera, Sherar, Sherra, Patchy, Patchie, Parogan, Parrican, Fitz, MacGilpatrick, McGilpatrick, MacIlpatrick, McIlpatrick, MacSherra, McSherra, McShera, MacShera, Sheera, McSheera and many more.

Early Notables of the Kilpatrick family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Sir Barnaby Fitzpatrick, one of the first to submit to Henry VII and was knighted for his allegiance...
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Kilpatrick migration to the United States

In the late 18th century, Irish families began emigrating to North America in the search of a plot of land to call their own. This pattern of emigration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s cause thousands of Irish to flee the death and disease that accompanied the disaster. Those that made it alive to the shores of the United States and British North America (later to become Canada) were, however, instrumental in the development of those two powerful nations. Many of these Irish immigrants proudly bore the name of Kilpatrick:

Kilpatrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Kilpatrick, who landed in New England in 1718-1719 [3]
Kilpatrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mathew Kilpatrick, aged 16, who arrived in Maine in 1812 [3]
  • James Kilpatrick, aged 34, who arrived in South Carolina in 1812 [3]
  • James Kilpatrick, aged 29, who landed in Maryland in 1813 [3]
  • William Kilpatrick, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1828 [3]
  • Joseph Kilpatrick, aged 22, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1849 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kilpatrick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alexander Kilpatrick, aged 34, who immigrated to America from Donegal, in 1904
  • Cecelia Kilpatrick, aged 28, who landed in America from Blantyre, Scotland, in 1908
  • Cissy Kilpatrick, aged 16, who landed in America from Musselburgh, Scotland, in 1909
  • DeWitt Kilpatrick, aged 7, who landed in America from Musselburgh, Scotland, in 1909
  • Daniel Kilpatrick, aged 6, who immigrated to the United States from Ardersier, Scotland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kilpatrick migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kilpatrick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Robert Kilpatrick, who landed in Newfoundland in 1730 [4]
Kilpatrick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Kilpatrick, who landed in Canada in 1821
  • James Kilpatrick, aged 21, a carpenter, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1833
  • James Kilpatrick, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1834
  • Thomas Kilpatrick, aged 49, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
  • James Kilpatrick, aged 29, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kilpatrick migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Kilpatrick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Robert Kilpatrick, aged 28, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" [5]
  • William Kilpatrick, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Sarah Kilpatrick, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"

Kilpatrick migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Kilpatrick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Kilpatrick, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Bruce" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 12th September 1860 [6]
  • Adam Kilpatrick, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • John F. Kilpatrick, aged 28, a ploughman, who arrived in Canterbury aboard the ship "Rimutaka" in 1885
  • Margaret Kilpatrick, aged 26, who arrived in Canterbury aboard the ship "Rimutaka" in 1885
  • Joseph Kilpatrick, aged 3, who arrived in Canterbury aboard the ship "Rimutaka" in 1885
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kilpatrick (post 1700)

  • Erik Kilpatrick, American actor, best known for playing Curtis Jackson on the CBS television series The White Shadow, son of Lincoln Kilpatrick
  • Lincoln Kilpatrick (1932-2004), American film, television, and stage actor
  • Kwame Malik Kilpatrick (b. 1970), American politician, 68th Mayor of Detroit (2002-2008)
  • Jimmy Kilpatrick (b. 1985), American professional AHL ice hockey player
  • Kenneth Dale "K.D." Kilpatrick Sr., (1928-2010), American funeral home owner and Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate (1972 to 1976)
  • Brigadier-General John Reed Kilpatrick (1889-1960), American Commanding General Newport News Port of Embarkation (1942-1945), member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame [7]
  • Hugh Judson Kilpatrick (1836-1881), American soldier, officer in the Union army during the American Civil War achieving the rank of Brevet Major General, he was later made the United States Minister to Chile
  • Robert Donald "Patrick" Kilpatrick (b. 1949), American actor who has appeared in over 85 films and television shows
  • William H. Kilpatrick (1871-1965), American educator
  • James J. Kilpatrick (b. 1920), American columnist and television commentator
  • ... (Another 26 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  2. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  5. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) John Kilpatrick. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Kilpatrick/John_Reed/USA.html
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