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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. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    11. ...

    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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