Keltie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The annals of Scottish history reveal that Keltie was first used as a name by descendants of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Keltie family lived in the lands of Keltie, which were found near Callander in the county of Perth.

Early Origins of the Keltie family

The surname Keltie 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 Keltie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keltie research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1628, and 1647 are included under the topic Early Keltie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Keltie Spelling Variations

During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Keltie include Keltie, Kelty, Keltey and others.

Early Notables of the Keltie family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Keltie family

Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Keltie: B. Kelty who settled in Boston Massachusetts with eleven children in 1822; John and Thomas M'Coller Kelty settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1820.

Contemporary Notables of the name Keltie (post 1700) +

  • Sir John Scott Keltie (1840-1927), Scottish geographer
  • Kate Keltie (b. 1986), television actress
  • Clark Keltie (b. 1983), English footballer on Facebook
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