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.
Early Origins of the Killip family
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.".
Early History of the Killip family
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Killip Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Killip family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Killip family to Ireland
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Migration of the Killip family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Killip Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Killip (post 1700)
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