Early Origins of the Kilgallen family
Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), but there is a Kilcullen in County Kildare, formerly the site of a walled town, and before that of an ecclesiastical settlement dating from the 5th century. Old Kilcullen is the still the site of a round tower and a decorated High Cross. Kilcullen begun as a monastic settlement, in the period around 448.
Early History of the Kilgallen family
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Kilgallen Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kilgallen, MacKilgallen, Kilcullen, Kilgallon and others.
Early Notables of the Kilgallen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kilgallen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kilgallen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Kilgallen (post 1700)
The Kilgallen 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: Ung roy, ung foy, ung loy
Motto Translation: One king, one faith, one law.
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