Early Origins of the Kinahan family
Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Kinahan family
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Kinahan Spelling Variations
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 Kinahan revealed many variations, including Cunigan, Conigan, Cunnigan, Conaghan, Conaughan, O'Cunigan, O'Conaghan, Connaghan, Connaughan, Kinneghan, Kinnegan and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinahan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kinahan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Kinahan or a variant listed above, including:
Kinahan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Kinahan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Kinahan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Kinahan (post 1700)
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