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Where did the Scottish Kinnart family come from? What is the Scottish Kinnart family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kinnart family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kinnart family history?The Kinnart family name was first used by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. It is a name for someone who lived in the barony of Kinnaird in the county of Perth; and as such, the surname belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Kinnart has been spelled Kinnard, Kinnaird, Kynnard, Kennard, Kynharde, Kinzerd, Kinnart, Kynnart and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinnart research. Another 221 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1296, 1428, 1435, 1449, 1546, and 1567 are included under the topic Early Kinnart History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Kinnart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Kinnart: William Kinnaird settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767; William Kinnard settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1786; D. Kinnard settled in New York State in 1823..
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: Qui patitur vincit
Motto Translation: He conquers who endures.
The Kinnart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinnart 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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