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Where did the Irish Kinsel family come from? What is the Irish Kinsel family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kinsel family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kinsel family history?Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Kinsel originally appeared in Gaelic as Cinnsealach. This surname is derived from the Clan name Ui Ceinnsealaigh.
The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Kinsel were encountered in the archives: Kinsella, Kinsellagh, Kincheloe,Kenselloe, Kinsello and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinsel research. Another 225 words(16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kinsel History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Kinsel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Kinsel:
Kinsel Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Kinsel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinsel 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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