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Kinealy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



All Irish surnames have a long, ancient Gaelic history behind them. The original Gaelic form of the name Kinealy is O Cinnfhaolaidh, which is derived from "ceann," which means "head," and "faol," which means "wolf."


Early Origins of the Kinealy family


The surname Kinealy was first found in Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat as chiefs in the barony of Connello, from olden times up to the 12th century when they were dispersed by the Anglo Norman invasion by Strongbow, the Earl of Pembroke in 1172.

Early History of the Kinealy family


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Kinealy Spelling Variations


Because early scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded, a person could have many various spellings of his name.Many different spelling variations of the surname Kinealy were found in the archives researched. These included Kinneally, Kinealy, Kinnelly, Kinnelley, Kinneley, Kinelly, Kinelley, Kenealy, O'Kinnealy, O'Kinnelly, O'Kinelly, O'Kinneley, O'Kennelly, O'Kenelly, Kennelly, Kenelly, Kennealy, Keneally, O'Kennealy, O'Kenneally, Quinelly, O'Quinelly, O'Quinelley, Kenneallagh, Keneallagh, Kenealagh, O'Kenealagh, O'Kenealagh, Kinneary, Kineary, O'Kinneary and many more.

Early Notables of the Kinealy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kinealy family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kinealy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Kinealy, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Kinealy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Kinealy, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.
  • Margaret Kinealy, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.

Contemporary Notables of the name Kinealy (post 1700)


  • John Henry Kinealy (1864-1928), American mechanical engineer and text-book author
  • Christine Kinealy, Irish author, best known for her book, This Great Calamity: The Irish Famine 1845-1852

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Citations


  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.


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