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The surname Kilfeather comes from the Irish Mac Giolla Pheadir, meaning son of the servant or devotee of St. Peter.

Kilfeather Early Origins



The surname Kilfeather was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, which is the homeland of the sept.

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Kilfeather Spelling Variations


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Kilfeather Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kilfedder, Mac Kilfedder, Kilfeather, Kilfeder, Filfether, Gilfeather and many more.

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Kilfeather Early History


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Kilfeather Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilfeather research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kilfeather History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kilfeather Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kilfeather Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kilfeather 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:

Kilfeather Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Kilfeather, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1812
  • John Kilfeather, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • James Kilfeather and his family, who went to New York in 1847
  • Thomas Kilfeather and his wife Margaret, who immigrated to New York in 1859
  • Ann and Bridget Kilfeather, who arrived in New York in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kilfeather Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert, Ann, and Mary Kilfeather, who sailed to Quebec in 1851
  • Bridget Kilfeather, who immigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilfeather (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilfeather (post 1700)



  • Edward Vincent "Eddie" Kilfeather (1900-1950), American musical composer, known for his work on Dog, Cat, and Canary (1945), Sadie Hawkins Day (1944) and Porkuliar Piggy (1944)
  • Andrea Kelly Kilfeather (b. 1979), Irish pop singer, founding member of Irish girl group Bellefire

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtute et claritate
Motto Translation: By virtue and clearness.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    10. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
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    The Kilfeather Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kilfeather 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 8 January 2014 at 13:58.

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