Today's generation of the Kinnare family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts
. The first family to use the name Kinnare lived in the lands of Kinnear, which lie near Wormit in the county of Fife
. The surname Kinnare belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kinnare family
The surname Kinnare 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.
Early History of the Kinnare family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinnare research.Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1216, 1296, 1543, and 1574 are included under the topic Early Kinnare History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kinnare 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. Kinnare has appeared Kinnear, Kynnier, Kynnair, Kenneir, Kinner, Kinnier, MacEnir and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinnare family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Kinnare Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kinnare family to Ireland
Some of the Kinnare 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.
Migration of the Kinnare family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland
, 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 Kinnare: 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.