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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.

Kildea Early Origins



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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Kildea Spelling Variations


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Kildea Spelling Variations



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.

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Kildea Early History


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Kildea Early History



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

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Kildea Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kildea Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kildea 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:

Kildea Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Kildea, aged 18, a dairy servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle"
  • Bridget Kildea, aged 22, a dairy servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle"
  • James Kildea, aged 42, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • Coleman Kildea, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Australia"
  • Patrick Kildea, aged 14, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Nugget"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kildea (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kildea (post 1700)



  • Paul Francis Kildea, Australian conductor and author, known for his expertise on Benjamin Britten
  • Bobby Kildea (b. 1972), Northern Irish musician, known for his work with the indie pop band Belle & Sebastian

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. 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).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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    The Kildea Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kildea 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 1 April 2015 at 09:11.

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