Kinkade History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Kinkade was first used as a surname in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde-Briton. The first Kinkade family 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. [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Kinkade family

The surname Kinkade was first found in Stirlingshire. The earliest evidence of the surname Kinkade was found in the parish of Campsie, Stirlingshire north of Glasgow. [3]

Early History of the Kinkade family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinkade research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1457, 1467, 1493, 1467, 1493, 1545, 1609, 1687, 1579, 1600, 1600, 1600, 1661, 1726, 1787, 1902, 1840, 1815 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Kinkade History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kinkade Spelling Variations

Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Kinkade has been spelled Kincaid, Kinkeed, Kincade, Kyncade, Kinkaid and many more.

Early Notables of the Kinkade 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 named Robert Weir, to batter the man to death with his bare fists. He was admitted by Mrs. Kincaid into her husband's chamber in his house at Warriston at an early hour on the morning of Tuesday, 1 July 1600, and he killed Kincaid with his fists. News of the murder quickly reached Edinburgh, and 'the Lady Warristoun,' 'the...
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Kinkade Ranking

In the United States, the name Kinkade is the 12,592nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [4]

Ireland Migration of the Kinkade family to Ireland

Some of the Kinkade family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Kinkade migration to the United States +

Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

Kinkade Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary Kinkade, who arrived in America in 1805 [5]
  • William Kinkade, who landed in America in 1805 [5]
  • Jane Kinkade, aged 60, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Jane Eliza Kinkade, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Kinkade Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Arthur Kinkade, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Richard Kinkade, aged 21, who landed in America from Knocklong, Ireland, in 1908
  • Maggie Kinkade, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Mullagh, Ireland, in 1911
  • William G Kinkade, aged 20, who landed in America from Kells, Ireland, in 1912
  • Robert Kinkade, aged 30, who immigrated to America, in 1921
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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinkade (post 1700) +

  • M. Dale Kinkade (1933-2004), American linguist, known for his work on Salishan languages
  • Amelia Kinkade (b. 1963), American actress, animal communicator and self-proclaimed "pet psychic"
  • Kathleen "Kat" Kinkade (1930-2008), American co-founder of Twin Oaks, an intentional community in Virginia, inspired by B.F. Skinner's book Walden Two
  • Reynolds Robert Kinkade (1854-1933), American jurist, Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (1925-1933)
  • Thomas Kinkade III (1958-2012), American painter, founder of The Thomas Kinkade Company, producer of lit painted reproductions, known as "Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light"
  • David Kinkade (b. 1983), American metal drummer of the Norwegian band Borknagar
  • Michael Arthur "Mike" Kinkade (b. 1973), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1998 to 2003, Olympic gold medalist in 2000
  • Kevin Kinkade, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 137th District, 1992 [6]
  • Lynda Kinkade, Australian award winning journalist and a CNN anchor

  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
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  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook