The first people to use the name Kingkade were a family of Strathclyde- Britons
who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived at Kincaid
in the county of Stirlingshire. The name of Kincaith, from which the family derive their name is almost certainly of Gaelic origin, coming from the Gaelic words "ceann", meaning top or head and "caithe", meaning pass.
Early Origins of the Kingkade family
The surname Kingkade was first found in Stirlingshire. The earliest evidence of the surname Kingkade was found in the parish of Campsie, Stirlingshire north of Glasgow.
Early History of the Kingkade family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kingkade research.Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1467, 1493, 1545, 1609, 1687, 1579, 1600, 1600, 1661, 1726, 1787, 1902, 1840 and 1815 are included under the topic Early Kingkade History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kingkade Spelling Variations
Surnames that evolved in Scotland
in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations
. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Kingkade has appeared as Kincaid, Kinkeed, Kincade, Kyncade, Kinkaid and many more.
Early Notables of the Kingkade family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean Kincaid (1579-1600) who led an unfortunate life with a brutal husband, John Kincaid of Warriston. Eventually, his violent ways became too much for her to bear and she incited a servant of hers to batter the man to death with his bare fists. Her part in the murder was discovered, however, and she was beheaded for her crime in 1600... Another 68 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kingkade Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kingkade family to Ireland
Some of the Kingkade family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kingkade family to the New World and Oceana
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan
families back home. Many Scots even fought against England
in the American War of Independence
to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: John Kincaid, who was the first Kincaid in North America, landing at Perth Amboy, New Jersey in 1683; John Kincaid, who settled in New Jersey in 1685.
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