The roots of the name Kincadie are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Kincadie was originally found at Kincaid
in the county of Stirlingshire. The name of Kincaith, from which the family derive their name is almost certainly of Gaelic origin, coming from the Gaelic words "ceann", meaning top or head and "caithe", meaning pass.
Early Origins of the Kincadie family
The surname Kincadie was first found in Stirlingshire. The earliest evidence of the surname Kincadie was found in the parish of Campsie, Stirlingshire north of Glasgow.
Early History of the Kincadie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kincadie research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1467, 1493, 1545, 1609, 1687, 1579, 1600, 1600, 1661, 1726, 1787, 1902, 1840 and 1815 are included under the topic Early Kincadie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kincadie Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names. Kincadie has appeared as Kincaid, Kinkeed, Kincade, Kyncade, Kinkaid and many more.
Early Notables of the Kincadie family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean Kincaid (1579-1600) who led an unfortunate life with a brutal husband, John Kincaid of Warriston. Eventually, his violent ways became too much for her to bear and she incited a servant of hers to batter the man to death with his bare... Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kincadie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kincadie family to Ireland
Some of the Kincadie family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 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 Kincadie family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence
, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Among them: John Kincaid, who was the first Kincaid in North America, landing at Perth Amboy, New Jersey in 1683; John Kincaid, who settled in New Jersey in 1685.