Kirkaldy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kirkaldy family

The surname Kirkaldy was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts.

Early History of the Kirkaldy family

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Kirkaldy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kircaldy, Kirkaldy, Kirkaldie, Kirkcaldy, Kirkcaldie, Kircaldie and many more.

Early Notables of the Kirkaldy family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir James Kirkcaldy (Kirkaldy) of Grange (died 1556), a Fife laird and Treasurer of Scotland; Sir William Kirkcaldy of Grange (c. 1520-1573), a...
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Australia Kirkaldy migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Kirkaldy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Margaret Kirkaldy, Scottish Convict who was convicted in Perth, Scotland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Atwick" on 28 September 1837, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kirkaldy (post 1700) +

    RMS Titanic
    • Mr. Thomas Kirkaldy (d. 1912), aged 37, English Bedroom Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [2]

    1. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retreived 23rd August 2020, retreived from
    2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook