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The current generations of the Killmer family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Killmer family lived at Kelman Hill, which is in the Cabrach in the county of Aberdeen.

Killmer Early Origins



The surname Killmer was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, 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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Killmer Spelling Variations


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Killmer Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Killmer has been spelled Kelman, Kilman and others.

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Killmer Early History


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Killmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Killmer research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Killmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Killmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Killmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Killmer 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



The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Killmer:

Killmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Killmer, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1857
  • William Killmer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Killmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Killmer (post 1700)



  • Nelson B. Killmer, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 1st District, 1904
  • James M. Killmer, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Rosedale, Kansas, 1886-87

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
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    The Killmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Killmer 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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