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Kirkaldy Surname Origin
(Locality). From Kirkcaldy, a town in Fifeshire, Scotland, from Kirk, a church, and culdee, the worshipers of God, the first Christians of Britain, who were said to have had a place of worship there in ancient times.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Kirkaldy Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Kirkaldy Family History Thought:
'It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.' -- Plutarch