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The ancestors of the Killgore family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in Kilgour, which is located near Falkland in the county of Fife. The surname Killgore belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Killgore Early Origins



The surname Killgore was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Killgore Spelling Variations


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Killgore Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Killgore has been spelled Kilgour, Kilgore and others.

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Killgore Early History


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Killgore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Killgore research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Killgore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Killgore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Killgore Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Killgore 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



In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Killgore:

Killgore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Killgore, who arrived in New York in 1801

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Contemporary Notables of the name Killgore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Killgore (post 1700)



  • Jean Killgore, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 17th District, 2002, 2004
  • Andrew Ivy Killgore (b. 1919), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, 1977-80
  • Andrew I. Killgore (b. 1919), United States Foreign Service Officer and diplomat

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. 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).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
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    The Killgore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Killgore 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 6 October 2015 at 10:52.

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