Kingynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the Kingynd family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the barony of Kinghorn in the county of Fife. The surname Kingynd belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kingynd family
The surname Kingynd was first found in Fife, at the historic former Royal Burgh of Kinghorn, now a town which derives its name from the Scottish Gaelic Ceann Gronna, meaning "head of the marsh" or "head of the bog." Perhaps best known as the place where King Alexander III of Scotland died, this town is steeped in history including the former castle in Kinghorn which was frequently visited by the Scottish Court in the period of the House of Dunkeld. No trace of the castle can be found today. King Alexander III returned here to see his new wife Yolande of Dreux, but fell from his horse on the way and was found dead on the beach of Pettycur bay.
Important Dates for the Kingynd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kingynd research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1292, 1296, 1597 and 1513 are included under the topic Early Kingynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kingynd Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Kingynd include Kyngorn, Kinghorn, Kinghorne, Kingorn, Kynghorn, Kyngorne, Kynghorne, Kinghan and many more.
Early Notables of the Kingynd family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Kingynd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kingynd family to Ireland
Some of the Kingynd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 84 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kingynd family
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Kingynd: James Kinghorn who landed in America in 1771; William Kingham settled in Barbados in 1674; Thomas Kingham settled in Maryland in 1722.
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