The current generations of the Kelt family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. The Kelt family lived in the lands of Keltie, which were found near Callander in the county of Perth.
Early Origins of the Kelt family
The surname Kelt 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 Kelt family
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Kelt Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Kelt has been spelled Keltie, Kelty, Keltey and others.
Early Notables of the Kelt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kelt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kelt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Kelt, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
- James Kelt, aged 28, a cabinet maker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
- Elizabeth Kelt, aged 25, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840