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The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Kincannon. The Kincannon 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.

Kincannon Early Origins



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

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Kincannon Spelling Variations


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Kincannon Spelling Variations



Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Kincannon has been spelled Kincaid, Kinkeed, Kincade, Kyncade, Kinkaid and many more.

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Kincannon Early History


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Kincannon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kincannon 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 Kincannon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kincannon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kincannon Early Notables (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 Kincannon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kincannon In Ireland


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Kincannon In Ireland



Some of the Kincannon 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kincannon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kincannon (post 1700)



  • Charles Louis Kincannon (b. 1940), American statistician, Director of the United States Census Bureau (2002-2008)
  • Andrew Armstrong Kincannon (1859-1939), American academic, Chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1907 to 1914
  • Robert Kincannon (b. 1952), American professional football player
  • William Kincannon (b. 1962), American professional baseball player

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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    The Kincannon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kincannon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 21 April 2015 at 23:56.

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