Kincheloe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Kincheloe originally appeared in Gaelic as Cinnsealach. This surname is derived from the Clan name Ui Ceinnsealaigh.

Early Origins of the Kincheloe family

The surname Kincheloe was first found in County Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Kincheloe family

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Kincheloe Spelling Variations

The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Kincheloe revealed spelling variations, including Kinsella, Kinsellagh, Kincheloe,Kenselloe, Kinsello and many more.

Early Notables of the Kincheloe family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Kincheloe family

Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Kincheloe: Michael Kinsella, who settled in Philadelphia in 1860; and John Alexander Kinsella who settled there in 1846.

Contemporary Notables of the name Kincheloe (post 1700) +

  • Joe Lyons Kincheloe (1950-2008), American professor and Canada Research Chair at the Faculty of Education, McGill University
  • Captain Iven Carl "Kinch" Kincheloe Jr., (1928-1958), American USAF test pilot, recipient of the Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross, eponym of Kincheloe Air Force Base, Michigan and the Iven C. Kincheloe Award
  • David Hayes Kincheloe (1877-1950), American politician and jurist, Judge of the United States Customs Court (1930-1948), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky (1915-1930) on Facebook
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