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.
Early Origins of the Kincannon family
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.
Early History of the Kincannon family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Kincannon 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 Kincannon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kincannon family to 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.
Migration of the Kincannon family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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