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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.

Kinch Early Origins



The surname Kinch was first found in County Down (Irish:An Dn) 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.

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Kinch Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kinch Early History


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Kinch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinch research. Another 204 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kinch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kinch Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kinch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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, landed in New York in 1812
  • William Kinch, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • James Kinch arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinch (post 1700)


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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

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Kinch Historic Events


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Kinch Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Eunice Mustoe Kinch, (ne Mustoe), English 2nd Class passenger residing in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Kinch Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    6. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kinch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinch 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 March 2015 at 17:50.

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