Kinard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The current generations of the Kinard family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Kinard family lived in the barony of Kinnaird in the county of Perth; and as such, the surname belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kinard family
The surname Kinard was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times in the barony named Kinnaird. Radulphus Rufus had a charter from King William the Lion of the barony of Kinnaird in Perthshire and it is from this early origin that the surname was assumed.  
Important Dates for the Kinard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinard research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1296, 1428, 1435, 1449, 1546, 1567, 1622, 1689, 1661, 1663, 1653, 1701, 1683, 1715, 1707, 1727, 1684 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Kinard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kinard Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Kinard has been spelled Kinnard, Kinnaird, Kynnard, Kennard, Kynharde, Kinzerd, Kinnart, Kynnart and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinard family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan at this time was George Kinnaird, 1st Lord Kinnaird (c. 1622-1689), a Scottish aristocrat and politician, member of the Privy Council of Scotland, Member of Parliament for...
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Migration of the Kinard family
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Kinard: William Kinnaird settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767; William Kinnard settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1786; D. Kinnard settled in New York State in 1823..
Contemporary Notables of the name Kinard (post 1700)
- John Robert Edward Kinard (1936-1989), American social activist, pastor, and museum director
- William Russell "Billy" Kinard (b. 1933), former American football player and coach
- J. Spencer "Spence" Kinard, American journalist and singer, voice of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 18 years
- Chris Kinard (b. 1950), American badminton champion
- Frank Manning "Bruiser" Kinard Sr. (1914-1985), American football player, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (1951)
- Alfred "Terry" Terance Kinard (b. 1959), American NFL football player
- Utami Dewi Kinard (b. 1951), Indonesian former world-class badminton player, Indonesia's number 1 Women's Singles player, United States number 1 player in 1981
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)