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The first people to use the name Kincaid were a family of Strathclyde- Britons who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived at Kincaid in the county of Stirlingshire. The name of Kincaith, from which the family derive their name is almost certainly of Gaelic origin, coming from the Gaelic words "ceann", meaning top or head and "caithe", meaning pass.
The surname Kincaid was first found in Stirlingshire. The earliest evidence of the surname Kincaid was found in the parish of Campsie, Stirlingshire north of Glasgow.
Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Kincaid has appeared as Kincaid, Kinkeed, Kincade, Kyncade, Kinkaid and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kincaid research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1467, 1493, 1545, 1609, 1687, 1579, 1600, 1600, 1661, 1726, 1787, 1902, 1840 and 1815 are included under the topic Early Kincaid History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean Kincaid (1579-1600) who led an unfortunate life with a brutal husband, John Kincaid of Warriston. Eventually, his violent ways became too much for her to bear and she incited a servant of hers to batter the man to death with his bare...
Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kincaid Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the Kincaid family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:
Kincaid Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Kincaid Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Kincaid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Kincaid Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Kincaid Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Kincaid Historic Events
A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...More
Septs of the Distinguished Name Kincaid
Kincade, Kincaid, Kincaidie, Kinkade, Kinkaid, Kinkead, Kyncad, Kyncade, Kyncayd and more.
The Kincaid Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kincaid 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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