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The name Kinchen 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.

Kinchen Early Origins



The surname Kinchen 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.

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Kinchen Spelling Variations


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Kinchen 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 Kinchen 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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Kinchen Early History


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Kinchen Early History



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

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Kinchen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kinchen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kinchen 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 Kinchen:

Kinchen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Kinchen, aged 26, who landed in America from London, in 1899

Kinchen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Alexander Kinchen, aged 3, who emigrated to America from Bridge Norton, England, in 1912
  • Dennis S. Kinchen, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Bridge Norton, England, in 1912
  • John Thomas Kinchen, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States from Bridge Norton, England, in 1912
  • Margaret Lucy Kinchen, aged 11, who landed in America from Bridge Norton, England, in 1912
  • Sarah Jane Kinchen, aged 39, who settled in America from Bridge Norton, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinchen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinchen (post 1700)



  • Arif S. Kinchen (b. 1973), African-American film and television actor
  • Todd Kinchen (b. 1969), American retired professional American NFL football player
  • Brian Douglas Kinchen (b. 1965), American retired professional American NFL football tight end
  • Marc "MK" Kinchen, American house-music producer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kinchen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinchen 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 5 December 2012 at 22:35.

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