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Kilpatrick Family HistoryThis is an interesting name of Scottish and Irish origin. In the instance of the Scottish name, it is locational from either of two places so called, one in Closeburn, Dumfreisshire, and the other in East and West Kilpatrick, Dumbarton. It is recorded in the Episcopal Register, Glasgow in 1468 that one Thomas de Kylpatrik, was Rector of Suthek, and in Bain's Scottish documents one Nigel Kilpatrick was a prisoner of war in Kenilworth Castle in 1302. The Irish name in Gaelic is MacGiolla Phadraig, meaning son, servant or devotees of St. Patrick. They were sometimes known as (Mac) Gilpatrick, (Mac) Kilpatrick, or McLlpatrick, but are generally known as Fitzpatrick, the only name with this prefix which is of native Irish origin, the others being Norman...
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