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Killip comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. The name comes from the personal name Philip, which is originally derived from the Greek personal name Philippos, which means horse-lover. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Fhilib, meaning son of Philip. The f is aspirated in the genitive case, causing it to disappear.

Killip Early Origins



The surname Killip was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat at Brae Lochaber from ancient times being descended from an ancient chieftain of the MacDonnells of Keppoch who were, in turn, descended from the Lords of the Isles. It has been suggested that the MacKillops or MacGilps may be the sons of Ilpin or Gilpin, in Iam Lom's "Soiidh do'n Ghreumach.".

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Killip Spelling Variations


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Killip Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Killip has appeared as MacKillop, McKillop, MacGilp, McGilp, MacKillip, McKillip, MacGillip, McGillip, MacKillup, McKillup, Kellop, Kellops, Killop, Killup, Gilp, Gillip, Killip and many more.

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Killip Early History


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Killip Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Killip research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1433, 1437, 1526, 1532, and 1547 are included under the topic Early Killip History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Killip Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Killip Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Killip Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Killip In Ireland


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Killip In Ireland



Some of the Killip family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Killip Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Killip, aged 57, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Hannah Killip, aged 53, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Thomas W. Killip, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Sarah Killip, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Edward Killip, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Killip (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Killip (post 1700)



  • James A. W. Killip, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1946

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. 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, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Killip Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Killip 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 10:56.

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