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Kilday Early Origins



The surname Kilday was first found in Kildare (Irish:Cill Dara), ancient homeland of the Kildare based Uí Dúnlainge (Kings of Leinster), located in the Province of Leinster, where they held a family seat as and descended from the Fitzgeralds of Kildare. This notable Irish clann were descended from Robert Fitzwalter, son of Baron Ortho Geraldino, who attended Strongbow in his invasions of Ireland. The Fitzgeralds divided into two main branches, that of Kildare and the more populous Desmond branch which gave birth to the Earls of Desmond. Irish history, after the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1169 onward, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland, Wales and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Kildare where they represented the first recorded reference to the name.

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Kilday Spelling Variations


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Kilday Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kildare, Gildare, O' Kildare and others.

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Kilday Early History


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Kilday Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilday research. Another 332 words (24 lines of text) covering the year 1637 is included under the topic Early Kilday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kilday Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kilday Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kilday 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:

Kilday Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elenor Kilday, who arrived in New York in 1831
  • Edward Kilday, who arrived in Boston in 1863
  • Frank Kilday, who came to Philadelphia in 1880
  • John Kilday, aged 32, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Mary Kilday, aged 25, who arrived in America from Donegal, in 1894

Kilday Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Walter Kilday, aged 24, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • William Kilday, aged 36, who arrived in America from Dundee, Scotland, in 1907
  • Sarah Kilday, aged 10, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907
  • Maggie M. Hch Kilday, aged 11, who arrived in America from Lunden Links, Scotland, in 1909
  • Mary Kilday, aged 23, who arrived in America from Kilear, Ireland, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kilday Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Kilday, English convict from Halifax, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Patrick Kilday, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilday (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilday (post 1700)



  • Paul Joseph Kilday (1900-1968), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1939-1961)
  • Lee Kilday (b. 1992), Scottish professional footballer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  3. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  7. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  8. 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.
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
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The Kilday Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kilday 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.

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