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Where did the Scottish Kinnamon family come from? What is the Scottish Kinnamon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kinnamon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kinnamon family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Kininmont, Kinninmont, Kyninmonnt, Kinnimonth, Kinninmonth, Kininmonth, Kennemuthe, Kenninmunthe, Keyninmonth, Kinemunth, Kinenmont,Kinenmund, Kinindmund, Kinninmint, Kinninmonthe, Kinnynmonthe, Kinnynmont, Kyninmond, Kynnemunth, Kynnimonth, Kynninmonthe, Kinnimont, Kinmont, Kinmonth, Kynmund, Cinnimond, Cinninmond, Cinimond, Cynnmonth, Cynninmonth, Cynninmond, Cinnamond, Cinamond, Cinimund, Guinemont, Quinemont, Kinnemond and many more.

First found in Fife, where they were a Clan seated from ancient times at two seats in that county, one at Kinnimonth in Monimail, and the other at Pittscottie. The clan also branched to what is now Kinmouth in Banff, and to Kinmont in Annandale, whence they became associated with the Armstrongs of the Debateable Land. In 1189, King William the Lion of Scotland confirmed the grant of lands on Odo the great Marshall, a descendant of Bishop Odo, the great Norman noble who attended Duke William of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings. Odo became known as Odo of Kinninmonth, hence the first bearer of the surname. His brother Matthew, was Bishop of Aberdeen from 1172 to 1199.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinnamon research. Another 428 words(31 lines of text) covering the years 1322, 1407, 1438, 1500, 1597, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Kinnamon History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Kinnamon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Kinnamon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 71 words(5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Kinnimonth arrived in Virginia in 1748; Mr. Cinnamond, aged 35; settled in New Orleans, La. in 1821.

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  • William Ervin "Bill" Kinnamon (1919-2011), American Major League Baseball umpire who worked in the American League from 1960 to 1969


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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Stabo
Motto Translation: I shall stand.

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The Kinnamon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinnamon 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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