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In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Kiner, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. They lived in the lands of Kinnear, which lie near Wormit in the county of Fife. The surname Kiner belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Kiner Early Origins



The surname Kiner was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Kiner Spelling Variations


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Kiner Spelling Variations



The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Kiner has been spelled Kinnear, Kynnier, Kynnair, Kenneir, Kinner, Kinnier, MacEnir and many more.

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Kiner Early History


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Kiner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kiner research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1216, 1296, 1543, and 1574 are included under the topic Early Kiner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kiner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kiner Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Kiner In Ireland


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Kiner In Ireland



Some of the Kiner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Kiner:

Kiner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Benedict Kiner, who arrived in New Jersey in 1709
  • Graft Kiner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1755
  • Phillip Kiner, who landed in North Carolina in 1763

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kiner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kiner (post 1700)



  • Ralph McPherran Kiner (1922-2014), American Major League Baseball outfielder, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975
  • Private Harold G Kiner, American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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    The Kiner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kiner 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 11 February 2014 at 08:44.

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