Early Origins of the Kildow family
The surname Kildow 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
, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow
in 1169 onward, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland
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.
Early History of the Kildow family
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Early Notables of the Kildow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kildow family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elenor Kilday, who arrived in New York in 1831; Matthew Kildare
, who arrived in Montreal in 1846; Edward Kilday, who arrived in Boston in 1863; Michael Kildare, who settled in New York in 1866.
Contemporary Notables of the name Kildow (post 1700)
- Lindsey Caroline Kildow (b. 1984), birth name of Lindsey Caroline Vonn, an American World Cup alpine ski racer on the US Ski Team, winner of four World Cup overall championships
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