The name Kincaidie was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Kincaidie family 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 Kincaidie family
The surname Kincaidie was first found in Stirlingshire. The earliest evidence of the surname Kincaidie was found in the parish of Campsie, Stirlingshire north of Glasgow.
Early History of the Kincaidie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kincaidie 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 Kincaidie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kincaidie 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. Kincaidie has appeared as Kincaid, Kinkeed, Kincade, Kyncade, Kinkaid and many more.
Early Notables of the Kincaidie 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 Kincaidie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kincaidie family to Ireland
Some of the Kincaidie 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 Kincaidie family to the New World and Oceana
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: 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.