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Kinkead History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Kinkead family


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.

Early History of the Kinkead family


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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.

Early Notables of the Kinkead 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...
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Migration of the Kinkead family to Ireland


Some of the Kinkead 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 Kinkead family to the New World and Oceana


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, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Margaret Kinkead, aged 34, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Arthur Kinkead, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Shelby C. Kinkead, American politician, Mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, 1956-59 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George B. Kinkead, American politician, Secretary of State of Kentucky, 1846-47 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Eugene Francis Kinkead (1876-1960), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1909-15 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alexander Kinkead, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 22nd District, 1859-60 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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