personal name Finlay. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Fionnlaigh, which means son of Finlay. Thus, Kindley is a cognate of the surname Finlayson.
Early Origins of the Kindley family
Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where the surname is still commonly found around Glenlyon and Balquhidder. The earliest known record of the name is from 1493, when Gillaspyk M'Kynlay witnessed legal proceedings involving Archibald, Earl of Argyll.
Early History of the Kindley family
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Kindley Spelling Variations
spelling variations. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. MacKinley, MacKinlay, MacKindlay, MacKinly, MacKindley and many more.
Early Notables of the Kindley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kindley family to Ireland
Some of the Kindley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kindley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kindley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Kindley Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: I love.
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