Kines History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the Kines family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the personal name Angus. The Gaelic form of the name, Mac Aonguis, translates as son of Angus. Angus refers to the Pictish King Onnust who died in the year 761.

While there are no direct links with this King in the history of the Clan or surname, there is a conjectural line, which may be adopted. The lands descended into the Barony of Innes in the County of Elginshire. However, the son or sons of Angus, originally from the Kingdom of Dalriada, were one of the three kindred houses, of the kingdom, the other two houses being the Gabran (the largest) and Lornetach which provided fighting men for the defense of the Kingdom of early Scots. For every twenty homes owned, they were obliged to provide two galleys, and so Angus, having 430 houses, provided a fleet of approximately forty galleys for the defense of the waters of Dalriada, generally those estuaries around the mouth of the Clyde.

Early Origins of the Kines family

The surname Kines was first found in Morven, their earliest known territory. In 1230, the Clan suffered from King Alexander II's campaign against Argyll. The Clan, however, retained their castle Kinlochaline, which stands upon strategic rock in Morvern. A massive castle by early standards, today it is in ruins.

Important Dates for the Kines family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kines research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1358 is included under the topic Early Kines History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kines Spelling Variations

In various documents Kines has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacInnes, MacInnis, MacAngus and many more.

Early Notables of the Kines family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Kines family to Ireland

Some of the Kines family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 71 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kines migration to the United States

Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kines or a variant listed above:

Kines Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Kines, who landed in Virginia in 1741 [1]
Kines Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Carl Kines, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1911

Contemporary Notables of the name Kines (post 1700)

  • Mark Tapio Kines (b. 1970), American film director, writer, producer and owner of West Hollywood-based Cassava Films
  • Joe Kines (b. 1944), former American football player and head coach at the University of Arkansas in 1992
  • Thomas Alvin "Tom" Kines (1922-1994), Canadian folklorist, musician and media personality

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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