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Early Origins of the Kinavan family
The surname Kinavan was first found in Galway
(Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht
, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat
as hereditary physicians to the O'Flahertys. Traditionally, this great sept is descended through the Fihillys from Muredach Maolleathan the 16th Christian King of Connacht
. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion
of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable.
Early History of the Kinavan family
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Kinavan Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Canavan, O'Canavan, Canaman, Kinevan, Kinavan, Kanavan, O'Kennevain and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinavan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kinavan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kinavan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mary Kinavan, who settled in Boston in 1859