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Where did the English Kinne family come from? What is the English Kinne family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kinne family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kinne family history?


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Kinne has been recorded under many different variations, including Kin, Kinn, Kine, Kins, Kinne, Kyne, Cyne, Kyn and others.

First found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1260 when Pestell Kin held estates in that shire.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinne research. Another 294 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1268, 1271, 1329, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Kinne History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Kinne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kinne or a variant listed above:

Kinne Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Sir Thomas Kinne, who landed in America in 1625
  • Adriaan Pieterz Kinne, who arrived in New Jersey in 1660

Kinne Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • John Kinne, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • F W Kinne, aged 28, who settled in America from London, in 1892
  • Charles H. Kinne, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1895

Kinne Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Hugh T. Kinne, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Marion Kinne, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Flora Kinne, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Burdette Kinne, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1919
  • C. Wesley Kinne, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919


  • Ryan Kinne (b. 1989), American soccer player
  • W. B. Kinne, American Republican politician, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
  • Fusilier Derek Godfrey Kinne GC (1930-1950), British soldier awarded the George Cross for the valour he showed in withstanding torture
  • John Baxter Kinne (1877-1954), United States Army soldier, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Otto Kinne (b. 1923), German marine biologist


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  11. ...

The Kinne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinne 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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