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The name Kinesman is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from Kynes-man which in Old English referred to a cousin or relative. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Early Origins of the Kinesman family


The surname Kinesman was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Early History of the Kinesman family

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Early History of the Kinesman family


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Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1275, 1588, 1589 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Kinesman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinesman Spelling Variations

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Kinesman Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Kinesman has undergone many spelling variations, including Kinsman, Cunesman, Kinesman and others.

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Early Notables of the Kinesman family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Kinesman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kinesman family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Kinesman family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Kinesman were among those contributors: Robert Kinsman who arrived in America in 1634; John Kinsman who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1682 and Isaac Kinsman who arrived in Colorado in 1682.

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