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Irish Surname - Kielty

Origin of the Irish surname Kielty

The Irish surname Kielty is an anglicisation of the Gaelic name Ó Caoilte, which means "descendant of Caoilte". Caoilte was a personal name meaning "swift".

The surname Kielty is most common in the counties of Sligo and Antrim, in the province of Ulster. It is also found in other parts of Ireland, including Counties Cavan, Donegal, and Leitrim.

The Kielty surname is also found in other countries, such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It is estimated that there are over 10,000 people with the surname Kielty worldwide.

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Variations of the Irish Surname Kielty

**List of variations:** O'Kielt, Kielty, Kieltagh, Quilty, Keilthy

Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish Surname Kielty

The coat of arms of the Kielty family is a shield that is divided into four quadrants. The first quadrant is red, with a silver crescent moon. The second quadrant is blue, with a gold star. The third quadrant is gold, with a red lion. The fourth quadrant is green, with a silver harp.

The motto of the Kielty family is "Teneat Luccat Floreat", which means "May it hold, shine, and flourish".

Please Note

There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.

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