Kincaid History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The first people to use the name Kincaid were a family of Strathclyde- Britons who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived 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 Kincaid family

The surname Kincaid was first found in Stirlingshire. The earliest evidence of the surname Kincaid was found in the parish of Campsie, Stirlingshire north of Glasgow.

Important Dates for the Kincaid family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kincaid research. Another 137 words (10 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 Kincaid History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kincaid Spelling Variations

Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Kincaid has appeared as Kincaid, Kinkeed, Kincade, Kyncade, Kinkaid and many more.

Early Notables of the Kincaid 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 fists. Her part in the murder was discovered, however, and she was beheaded for her crime in 1600...
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Migration of the Kincaid family to Ireland

Some of the Kincaid family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kincaid migration to the United States

The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Kincaid Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Kincaid, who settled in New Jersey in 1685
Kincaid Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • David Kincaid, who landed in Virginia in 1716 [1]
  • John Kincaid, who arrived in New England in 1718 [1]
  • Robert Kincaid, who arrived in Virginia in 1746 [1]
  • George Kincaid, who arrived in Virginia in 1746 [1]
  • Patrick Kincaid, who landed in New England in 1760 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kincaid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Kincaid, who landed in Alexandria, Va in 1807 [1]
  • James Kincaid, who settled in Alexandria Virginia in 1807
  • Robert Kincaid, who settled in Boston in 1847
  • Mary Kincaid, aged 74, who landed in America from County Mayo, in 1892
  • Mary I. Kincaid, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Derry, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kincaid Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Martha I Kincaid, aged 24, who immigrated to America from Tyrone, in 1901
  • Joseph Kincaid, aged 24, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1911
  • James Kincaid, aged 38, who landed in America from Ballymahor, Ireland, in 1912
  • Emily Kincaid, aged 57, who immigrated to America, in 1913
  • Emma Florence Kincaid, aged 25, who landed in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kincaid migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kincaid Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ann Kincaid, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834

Contemporary Notables of the name Kincaid (post 1700)

  • Wally Kincaid (1926-2015), American college baseball coach, inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010
  • Douglas Doerr "Doug" Kincaid (b. 1962), American artist, writer, puppeteer and performer
  • Major-General Alvan Cleveland Kincaid (1892-1968), American Commanding General 12th Air Force (1948-1949) [2]
  • Bradley Kincaid (1895-1989), American country singer
  • William Bradley Kincaid (1895-1989), American folk singer
  • Aron Kincaid (b. 1940), American voice actor
  • Nanci Kincaid, American novelist
  • John R. Kincaid, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Robert Kincaid (1832-1883), Irish-born, Canadian physician and politician who represented Peterborough West in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1882 to 1883
  • James R. Kincaid, Professor of English at the University of Southern California

Historic Events for the Kincaid family

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Alvan Kincaid. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Kincaid/Alvan_Cleveland/USA.html
  3. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
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