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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.

Kelt Early Origins



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.

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Kelt Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kelt Early History


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Kelt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kelt research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1628, and 1647 are included under the topic Early Kelt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kelt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kelt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kelt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Kelt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kelt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 April 2016 at 18:02.

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