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Kirkwood Early Origins



The surname Kirkwood was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Kirkwood Spelling Variations


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Kirkwood Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kirkwood, Kirkward and others.

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Kirkwood Early History


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Kirkwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kirkwood research. Another 176 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1526 is included under the topic Early Kirkwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kirkwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kirkwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kirkwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kirkwood In Ireland


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Kirkwood In Ireland



Some of the Kirkwood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 261 words (19 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:

Kirkwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Kirkwood who settled in New Jersey in 1685 with Elizabeth

Kirkwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Kirkwood settled in Boston in 1716
  • Captain James Kirkwood settled in Boston in 1758

Kirkwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert and Thomas Kirkwood arrived in Philadelphia in 1846

Kirkwood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Benj Kirkwood, aged 21, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1900
  • Abraham Kirkwood, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907
  • Christina Kirkwood, aged 31, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907
  • Christine Kirkwood, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Greenock, Scotland, in 1907
  • Archibald Kirkwood, aged 31, who settled in America from Banknoch, Scotland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kirkwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Kirkwood, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia"
  • David Kirkwood, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"

Kirkwood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Kirkwood arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • J. Kirkwood arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1861
  • Marion Kirkwood arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Hugh R. Kirkwood arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865
  • Robert Kirkwood arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kirkwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kirkwood (post 1700)



  • William H. Kirkwood Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1944
  • Samuel Jordan Kirkwood (1813-1894), American Republican politician, Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Richland County, 1850-51; Member of Iowa State Senate, 1856; Governor of Iowa, 1860-64, 1876-77
  • Robert Carter Kirkwood (1909-1964), American Republican politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1947-53; resigned 1953; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952
  • Myrah Kirkwood (b. 1955), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2004; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 2004
  • P. B. Kirkwood, American Republican politician, Mayor of Negaunee, Michigan
  • Mary Kirkwood, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000
  • Lawrence R. Kirkwood, American Republican politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 38th District
  • John Kirkwood (1842-1893), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Cass County, 1893
  • Inez Kirkwood, American Democrat politician, Chair of Fayette County Democratic Party, 1983
  • Eric Kirkwood, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1988
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Kirkwood


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Suggested Readings for the name Kirkwood



  • Kirkwoods, and their Kin by Anna Lee Kirkwood Smith.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spes mea in Deo
Motto Translation: My hope is in God.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    8. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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    The Kirkwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kirkwood 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 3 December 2016 at 20:29.

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