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Kincheloe Surname History

Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Kincheloe originally appeared in Gaelic as Cinnsealach. This surname is derived from the Clan name Ui Ceinnsealaigh.

Early Origins of the Kincheloe family

The surname Kincheloe was first found in County Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Kincheloe family

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Kincheloe Spelling Variations

Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Kincheloe revealed many variations, including Kinsella, Kinsellagh, Kincheloe,Kenselloe, Kinsello and many more.

Early Notables of the Kincheloe family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Kincheloe family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Kincheloe: Michael Kinsella, who settled in Philadelphia in 1860; and John Alexander Kinsella who settled there in 1846.

Contemporary Notables of the name Kincheloe (post 1700)

  • Joe Lyons Kincheloe (1950-2008), American professor and Canada Research Chair at the Faculty of Education, McGill University
  • Captain Iven Carl "Kinch" Kincheloe Jr., (1928-1958), American USAF test pilot, recipient of the Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross, eponym of Kincheloe Air Force Base, Michigan and the Iven C. Kincheloe Award
  • David Hayes Kincheloe (1877-1950), American politician and jurist, Judge of the United States Customs Court (1930-1948), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky (1915-1930)

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