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Early Origins of the Kirkcaldy family

The surname Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy family

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Kirkcaldy Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kirkcaldy family

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 Scottish politician and soldier who fought for the Scottish Reformation. He held Edinburgh castle on behalf of Mary, Queen of Scots but was hanged at...

Migration of the Kirkcaldy family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.. on Facebook