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Kinear was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The ancestors of the Kinear family lived in the lands of Kinnear, which lie near Wormit in the county of Fife. The surname Kinear belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Kinear Early Origins



The surname Kinear was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Kinear Early History


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Kinear Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinear research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1216, 1296, 1543, and 1574 are included under the topic Early Kinear History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinear Spelling Variations


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Kinear Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Kinear has appeared Kinnear, Kynnier, Kynnair, Kenneir, Kinner, Kinnier, MacEnir and many more.

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Kinear Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kinear Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kinear Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinear In Ireland


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Kinear In Ireland



Some of the Kinear family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 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 Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Kinear: John and Elizabeth Kinner settled in New York in 1774; with sons Nicholas and Anthony and daughter Elizabeth; David Kinnear arrived in Philadelphia in 1844.

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