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The ancestors of the Kinkaid family lived among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Kinkaid is a name for someone who 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.

Kinkaid Early Origins



The surname Kinkaid was first found in Stirlingshire. The earliest evidence of the surname Kinkaid was found in the parish of Campsie, Stirlingshire north of Glasgow.

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Kinkaid Spelling Variations


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Kinkaid Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Kinkaid has been spelled Kincaid, Kinkeed, Kincade, Kyncade, Kinkaid and many more.

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Kinkaid Early History


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Kinkaid Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinkaid research. Another 273 words (20 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 Kinkaid History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinkaid Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kinkaid Early Notables (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...

Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kinkaid Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinkaid In Ireland


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Kinkaid In Ireland



Some of the Kinkaid family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlanti c. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:

Kinkaid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Kinkaid, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Robert Kinkaid, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinkaid (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinkaid (post 1700)



  • Moses Pierce Kinkaid (1856-1922), American politician, Member of the United States House of Representatives from Nebraska, sponsor of the 1904 Kinkaid Land Act
  • Keith Kinkaid (b. 1989), American NHL ice hockey goaltender for the New Jersey Devils
  • Thomas Cassin Kinkaid (1888-1972), American admiral in the United States Navy during World War II, eponym of the USS Kinkaid (DD-965), a Spruance-class destroyer
  • Purdy Kinkaid, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Steuben County 2nd District, 1932
  • Moses Pierce Kinkaid (1856-1922), American Republican politician, Member of Nebraska State Senate, 1883-85; District Judge in Nebraska 12th District, 1887-1900; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 6th District, 1903-22

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. 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).
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Kinkaid Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinkaid Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 November 2015 at 10:45.

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