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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. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. 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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