The chronicles of the Kildea family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts. The ancestors of the Kildea family lived in the lands of Keltie, which were found near Callander in the county of Perth.
The surname Kildea 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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When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Kildea has been written Keltie, Kelty, Keltey and others.
Early Notables of the Kildea family (pre 1700)
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