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The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Kelty. It comes from in the lands of Keltie, which were found near Callander in the county of Perth.

Kelty Early Origins



The surname Kelty 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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Kelty Spelling Variations


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Kelty Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Kelty has appeared Keltie, Kelty, Keltey and others.

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Kelty Early History


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Kelty Early History



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

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Kelty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kelty Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kelty 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



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Kelty name:

Kelty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John and Thomas M'Coller Kelty settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1820
  • B. Kelty who settled in Boston Massachusetts with eleven children in 1822
  • B Kelty, aged 33, landed in America in 1822
  • George Kelty settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1839
  • James Kelty settled in America in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kelty (post 1700)



  • William H. R. Kelty, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Frederick, Maryland, 1865-66

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
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    The Kelty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kelty 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 11 December 2015 at 10:37.

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