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Multiple Origins for the Surname Kilbride



There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Kilbride originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Giolla Bhrighde, which denotes a devotee of St. Brigid.

Kilbride Early Origins



The surname Kilbride was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where the they are descended from the son of the servant (follower, devotee) of St. Brigit, the virgin Abbess of Kildare who died 525 A.D. The surname was first listed as eranaghs of Raymunterdoney in Donegal, a parish which includes Tory Island. The parish comprises 12,017 statute acres, but more than two-thirds is mountainous. Records show the name was principally found at Gweedore in the seventeenth century.

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Kilbride Spelling Variations


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Kilbride Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Kilbride were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. MacBride, Kilbride, Gilbride and others.

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Kilbride Early History


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Kilbride Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilbride research. Another 390 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1650, 1659, 1718, 1726, 1730, 1778, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Kilbride History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kilbride Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kilbride Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kilbride Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Kilbride or a variant listed above, including:

Kilbride Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Kilbride and his three children arrived in Boston in 1849
  • John (age 8) and Barnard (age 6) Kilbride, bonded passengers who arrived in Boston in 1849
  • Owen Kilbride who settled in Texas with his wife and two children in 1852
  • Cath Kilbride, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward Kilbride, who landed in Texas in 1856 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kilbride Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mic Kilbride, aged 24, who arrived in Canada in 1812

Kilbride Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Kilbride "alias Eliza Bird", aged 23, Irish convict from Galway, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" in 1834, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1834 with 15 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilbride (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilbride (post 1700)



  • Malachy Kilbride, American social justice and peace activist
  • Ronald "Ron" Kilbride, American animator, known for his work on Osmosis Jones (2001), Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You (1999) and Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
  • Kerry Kilbride (b. 1952), American actor, known for Bandits (2001), The Net (1995) and Jimmy Hollywood (1994)
  • Ashley Morgan Kilbride, American actress, known for Lottopalooza (2014), Pissed (2012) and Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader (2012)
  • Thomas L. Kilbride (b. 1953), American jurist, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Percy William Kilbride (1888-1964), American character actor, best known for his role as Pa Kettle in the Ma and Pa Kettle series of feature films
  • Tom Kilbride, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 11th District, 1982; Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 56th District, 2006 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Michael Kilbride, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Newtown [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • L. J. Kilbride, American Democrat politician, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 1944, 1946 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Thomas Kilbride (1911-1986), Irish Fine Gael politician, who was a member of Seanad Éireann from 1973 to 1981
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Kilbride Historic Events


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Kilbride Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Joseph W Kilbride, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1834 with 15 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1834
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  3. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
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The Kilbride Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kilbride 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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