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Today's generation of the Kilty family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name Kilty lived in the lands of Keltie, which were found near Callander in the county of Perth.

Kilty Early Origins



The surname Kilty was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very early times on the old lands of Keltie, near Callander.

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Kilty Spelling Variations


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Kilty Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Kilty has appeared Keltie, Kelty, Keltey and others.

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Kilty Early History


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Kilty Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilty research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1628, and 1647 are included under the topic Early Kilty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kilty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kilty Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kilty 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



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Kilty:

Kilty Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Kilty, who landed in America in 1795

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilty (post 1700)



  • Lawrence F. Kilty, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912

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Kilty Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    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. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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    The Kilty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kilty 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 21 July 2016 at 20:30.

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