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The Kirkpatrick surname is derived from one of various place names in Scotland. These place names come from the Old Norse "kirkja" which became "kirk" and means "church." Several churches were dedicated to St. Patrick, and then the place names followed from the church names.

Kirkpatrick Early Origins



The surname Kirkpatrick was first found in Dumfriesshire at Closeburn, a civil parish. The surname was derived from a chapel on a farm in the parish that was once dedicated to Saint Patrick. About 1 km east of Closeburn lies Closeburn Castle, a tower house that was the family seat of the Kirkpatrick family until 1783. The first record of the name is of a Sir Roger de Kirkpatrick (born c. 1280), 3rd cousin and associate of Robert the Bruce, 1st cousin of Sir William Wallace who attested a charter by one of the Bruces in the 14th century.

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Kirkpatrick Spelling Variations


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Kirkpatrick Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kilpatrick, Gilpatrick, Patrick, Kirkpatrick and others.

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Kirkpatrick Early History


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Kirkpatrick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kirkpatrick research. Another 419 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1232, 1783, 1296, 1695, 1685 and are included under the topic Early Kirkpatrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kirkpatrick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kirkpatrick Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst bearers of this family name during their early history was Sir Thomas Kirkpatrick, 1st Baronet (d. c. 1695) of Closeburn in the County of Dumfries, a Baronetage of Nova Scotia created for him...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kirkpatrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kirkpatrick In Ireland


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Kirkpatrick In Ireland



Some of the Kirkpatrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kirkpatrick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Kirkpatrick, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Walter Kirkpatrick, aged 17, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Euphemia Kirkpatrick, aged 50, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Catherine Kirkpatrick, aged 15, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • George Kirkpatrick, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kirkpatrick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Kirkpatrick, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH EMPIRE 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850BritishEmpire.htm
  • John Kirkpatrick, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH EMPIRE 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850BritishEmpire.htm
  • Nancy Kirkpatrick, aged 24, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH EMPIRE 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850BritishEmpire.htm
  • Henry Kirkpatrick, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Salacia" in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SALACIA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Salacia.gif
  • Patrick Kirkpatrick, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Salacia" in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SALACIA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Salacia.gif
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kirkpatrick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Kirkpatrick, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Constance" in 1862
  • William Kirkpatrick, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alexandrina" in 1871
  • Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alexandrina" in 1871
  • Elizabeth A. Kirkpatrick, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alexandrina" in 1871
  • Margaret Kirkpatrick, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alexandrina" in 1871
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kirkpatrick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kirkpatrick (post 1700)



  • William Huntington Kirkpatrick (1885-1970), American Republican politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Wayne Kirkpatrick (b. 1961), American Grammy Award winning songwriter and musician
  • William Kirkpatrick (1769-1832), American politician, United States Representative from New York
  • Ted Kirkpatrick (b. 1960), American heavy metal drummer, best known for his work with and as co-founder of the Christian metal band Tourniquet
  • Ralph Kirkpatrick (1911-1984), American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist
  • Karey Kirkpatrick (b. 1964), American Annie Award winning, Hugo Award nominated screenwriter and director
  • Donald Kirkpatrick, American educator, Professor Emeritus of the University of Wisconsin
  • Christopher Alan "Chris" Kirkpatrick (b. 1971), American singer, dancer, entertainer, and voice actor, founding member of the pop group 'N Sync
  • Ann Kirkpatrick (b. 1950), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 1st district (2013)
  • William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921), American musician and composer
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Kirkpatrick Historic Events


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Kirkpatrick Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

HMS Prince of Wales


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Suggested Readings for the name Kirkpatrick


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Suggested Readings for the name Kirkpatrick



  • The Descendants of Valentine Kirkpatrick by Willett Douglas Kirkpatrick.
  • Homestead by Jane Kirkpatrick.

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Kirkpatrick Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH EMPIRE 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850BritishEmpire.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SALACIA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Salacia.gif

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Kirkpatrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kirkpatrick 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 9 January 2017 at 20:04.

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