Early Origins of the Kinnamon family
The surname Kinnamon was 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.
Early History of the Kinnamon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinnamon research.Another 379 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1322, 1438, 1407, 1597, 1600, 1500, 1618, 1648, 1750 and 1850 are included under the topic Early Kinnamon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kinnamon 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.
Early Notables of the Kinnamon family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Thomas Kinnemond, a Scottish colonel in Swedish service and Patrick Kinnemond, a Scottish colonel in Swedish service during the... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kinnamon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kinnamon family to Ireland
Some of the Kinnamon family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kinnamon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kinnamon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Wilford J. Kinnamon, aged 26, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Huron" from Buenos Aires CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NQ-N4H : 6 December 2014), Wilford J. Kinnamon, 24 Jul 1921; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Huron, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Kinnamon (post 1700)
- William Ervin "Bill" Kinnamon (1919-2011), American Major League Baseball umpire who worked in the American League from 1960 to 1969
The Kinnamon Motto
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 Translation: I shall stand.