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The Kinahan surname comes from a proud and ancient past. The name Kinahan appeared originally in Gaelic as O Connachtain.

Kinahan Early Origins



The surname Kinahan was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Kinahan Spelling Variations


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Kinahan Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many 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.

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Kinahan Early History


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Kinahan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinahan research. Another 408 words (29 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kinahan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinahan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kinahan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kinahan Notables 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



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

  • John Kinahan, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Queensland, in 1892

Kinahan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Maria Kinahan, aged 58, who landed in America from Tullamore, in 1902
  • Francis Kinahan, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Cork, Ireland, in 1907
  • Patrick Kinahan, aged 24, who settled in America from Clara, Ireland, in 1908
  • Thomas Kinahan, aged 20, who landed in America from Clara, Ireland, in 1908
  • Anne Kinahan, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from Honnybrook, Ireland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinahan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinahan (post 1700)



  • George Henry Kinahan M.R.I.A., (1829-1908), Irish geologist and archaeologist
  • Kevin Kinahan (b. 1971), retired Irish hurler from Clareen, County Offaly
  • Sir Robert George Caldwell "Robin" Kinahan (1916-1997), Northern Irish politician, businessman and a senior member of the Orange Order in Northern Ireland
  • Charles Kinahan (1915-1995), Northern Ireland politician
  • Daniel de Burgh Kinahan MLA, Ulster Unionist Party politician from Northern Ireland

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Kinahan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinahan 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 August 2012 at 12:11.

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