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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

  • John Kincaid settled in New Jersey in 1685

Kincaid Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Kincaid, who landed in Virginia in 1716
  • John Kincaid, who arrived in New England in 1718
  • Robert Kincaid, who arrived in Virginia in 1746
  • George Kincaid, who arrived in Virginia in 1746
  • Patrick Kincaid, who landed in New England in 1760
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Kincaid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Kincaid, who landed in Alexandria, Va in 1807
  • James Kincaid settled in Alexandria Virginia in 1807
  • Robert Kincaid settled in Boston in 1847
  • Mary Kincaid, aged 74, who landed in America from County Mayo, in 1892
  • Mary I. Kincaid, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Derry, in 1892
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Kincaid Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Martha I Kincaid, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Tyrone, in 1901
  • Joseph Kincaid, aged 24, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1911
  • James Kincaid, aged 38, who landed in America from Ballymahor, Ireland, in 1912
  • Emily Kincaid, aged 57, who emigrated to America, in 1913
  • Emma Florence Kincaid, aged 25, who landed in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1920
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Kincaid Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann Kincaid, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
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  • Wally Kincaid (1926-2015), American college baseball coach, inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010
  • Douglas Doerr "Doug" Kincaid (b. 1962), American artist, writer, puppeteer and performer
  • Major-General Alvan Cleveland Kincaid (1892-1968), American Commanding General 12th Air Force (1948-1949)
  • Bradley Kincaid (1895-1989), American country singer
  • William Bradley Kincaid (1895-1989), American folk singer
  • Aron Kincaid (b. 1940), American voice actor
  • Nanci Kincaid, American novelist
  • Robert Kincaid (1832-1883), Irish-born, Canadian physician and politician who represented Peterborough West in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1882 to 1883
  • James R. Kincaid, Professor of English at the University of Southern California
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Kincaid Historic Events



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Kincaid, British Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
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  • A Genealogical History of the Name Kincaid by Eugene Davis Kincaid.
  • Kincaid-Claypool Descendants by William Harold Kincaid.
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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...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Kincaid
Kincade, Kincaid, Kincaidie, Kinkade, Kinkaid, Kinkead, Kyncad, Kyncade, Kyncayd and more.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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