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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.
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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kilpatrick, Gilpatrick, Patrick, Kirkpatrick and others.
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.
Another 115 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kirkpatrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kirkpatrick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Kirkpatrick, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
- Walter Kirkpatrick, aged 17, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
- Euphemia Kirkpatrick, aged 50, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
- Catherine Kirkpatrick, aged 15, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
- George Kirkpatrick arrived in Saint John aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834
Kirkpatrick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Kirkpatrick, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire"
- John Kirkpatrick, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
- Nancy Kirkpatrick, aged 24, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
- Henry Kirkpatrick arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Salacia" in 1850
- Patrick Kirkpatrick arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Salacia" in 1850
Kirkpatrick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Robert Kirkpatrick, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Constance" in 1862
- William Kirkpatrick arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alexandrina" in 1871
- Elizabeth Kirkpatrick arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alexandrina" in 1871
- Elizabeth A. Kirkpatrick arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alexandrina" in 1871
- Margaret Kirkpatrick arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alexandrina" in 1871
- 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
- The Descendants of Valentine Kirkpatrick by Willett Douglas Kirkpatrick.
- Homestead by Jane Kirkpatrick.
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- Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
- Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
- MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
- Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
- Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
- Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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.
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