Kinch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Kinch has seen many modifications since the time in which it was first devised. In Gaelic it appeared as Mag Aonghusa or Mag Aonghuis. Both of these mean son of Angus.
Early Origins of the Kinch family
The surname Kinch was first found in County Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Important Dates for the Kinch family
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Kinch Spelling Variations
In the days before Gaelic or English gained any significant semblance of standardization, the scribes who created documents simply recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research into the Kinch family history revealed numerous spelling variations of the name, including Kinch, Kinnish, Kennish, MacInesh, MacInch, McInch, MacKinch, McKinch and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinch family (pre 1700)
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Kinch migration to the United States
The 19th century brought a massive reduction in Ireland's population. It seemed that during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the Irish people had two options: starve or immigrate. Those that chose the later frequently headed for the United States, hopeful for land, work, and equality. Those determined for free land joined the migration west; while others stayed behind to live in urban centers and often work in factories. Still others began a transitory life in work camps, building the bridges, canals, railways, and highways so critical to the rapidly development of the growing industrial nation. Early passenger and immigration lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Kinch:
Kinch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James and Thomas Kinch who settled with their families in New York State in 1811
- James Kinch, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 
- Thomas Kinch, aged 26, who landed in New York in 1812 
- William Kinch, who arrived in New York in 1822 
- James Kinch, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1838
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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinch (post 1700)
- Myra Kinch (b. 1981), American choreographer and dancer
- Matt Kinch (b. 1980), Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman
- Beverly Kinch (b. 1964), former British long jump and sprint athlete
- Soweto Kinch (b. 1987), British jazz alto saxophonist
Historic Events for the Kinch family
- Mrs. Eunice Mustoe Kinch, (née Mustoe), English 2nd Class passenger residing in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking 
- ^ 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)
- ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/