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The age-old Scottish surname Kinkead was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people. The Kinkead 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.

Kinkead Early Origins



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

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Kinkead Spelling Variations


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Kinkead Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Kinkead has been spelled Kincaid, Kinkeed, Kincade, Kyncade, Kinkaid and many more.

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Kinkead Early History


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Kinkead Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinkead 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 Kinkead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinkead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kinkead 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 Kinkead Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinkead In Ireland


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Kinkead In Ireland



Some of the Kinkead 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



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Kinkead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edmund Kinkead, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1895

Kinkead Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John T. Kinkead, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Kilonallack Co. Limerick, in 1906
  • Michael J. Kinkead, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Farnham, Ireland, in 1907
  • Bertha Kinkead, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Anna Kinkead, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Edmund Kinkead, aged 38, who landed in America from Kingston, Jamaica, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kinkead Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Kinkead, aged 38, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Margaret Kinkead, aged 34, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Arthur Kinkead, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinkead (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinkead (post 1700)



  • Cleves Kinkead, American writer, best known for his 1915 play Common Clay, the basis for a 1919 silent film Common Clay starring Fannie Ward
  • Maeve Kinkead (b. 1946), American soap opera actress
  • John Henry Kinkead (1826-1904), American politician, third Governor of Nevada, first Governor of the District of Alaska
  • Eugene F. Kinkead (1876-1960), American politician from New Jersey
  • Warner S. Kinkead, American politician, U.S. Consul in Southampton, 1897
  • Shelby C. Kinkead, American politician, Mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, 1956-59
  • John Henry Kinkead (1826-1904), American Republican politician, Treasurer of Nevada Territory, 1862-64; Delegate to Nevada State Constitutional Convention, 1863; Governor of Nevada, 1879-83; Governor of Alaska District, 1884-85
  • George B. Kinkead, American politician, Secretary of State of Kentucky, 1846-47
  • Eugene Francis Kinkead (1876-1960), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1909-15
  • Alexander Kinkead, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 22nd District, 1859-60
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Kinkead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinkead 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 21 December 2015 at 20:38.

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