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Kinley comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. The name comes from the personal name Finlay. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Fionnlaigh, which means son of Finlay. Thus, Kinley is a cognate of the surname Finlayson.

Kinley Early Origins



The surname Kinley was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where the surname is still commonly found around Glenlyon and Balquhidder. The earliest known record of the name is from 1493, when Gillaspyk M'Kynlay witnessed legal proceedings involving Archibald, Earl of Argyll.

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Kinley Spelling Variations


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Kinley Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Kinley has appeared as MacKinley, MacKinlay, MacKindlay, MacKinly, MacKindley and many more.

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Kinley Early History


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Kinley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinley research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1511, 1675, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Kinley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kinley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kinley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinley In Ireland


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Kinley In Ireland



Some of the Kinley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 176 words (13 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



Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Kinley or a variant listed above:

Kinley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Kinley, who landed in America in 1804
  • Hugh Kinley, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • John Kinley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1813
  • Letitia Kinley, who landed in New York, NY in 1813
  • James Kinley, who landed in New York in 1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kinley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edward J. Kinley, aged 24, who landed in America from Douglas, Isle of Man, in 1905
  • Ellen Kinley, aged 55, who settled in America from Kilmeedy, in 1906
  • Adeline Kinley, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, Ireland, in 1910
  • Sarah Kinley, aged 24, who settled in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1910
  • Samuel Kinley, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Clogher, Ireland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kinley Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • James J. Kinley, aged 34, who settled in Lunenburg, Canada, in 1916
  • Wilfred Kinley, aged 20, who emigrated to Lunenburg, Canada, in 1916
  • Gordon Stanley Kinley, aged 29, who emigrated to Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1918
  • Wilfred Kinley, aged 22, who settled in Halifax, N.S., Canada, in 1918

Kinley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Kinley, aged 19, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinley (post 1700)



  • Henry Clifford Kinley (1896-1976), American founder and dean Emeritus of the Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research
  • Myron M. Kinley (1898-1978), American oil well fire-fighting pioneer
  • David Kinley (1861-1944), Scotland-born, American economist
  • Kathy Kinley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
  • John P. Kinley, American Democrat politician, Chair of Chester County Democratic Party, 1927
  • J. Fred Kinley, American Republican politician, Mayor of Corry, Pennsylvania, 1953, 1960
  • David H. Kinley Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 6th District, 1954
  • Cleve Kinley (b. 1984), Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman from Surrey B.C
  • Ed Kinley, Canadian politician, elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
  • John James Kinley (1881-1971), Canadian industrialist, pharmaceutical chemist, journalist, ship owner in Nova Scotia
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Amo
Motto Translation: I love.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kinley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinley 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 6 February 2016 at 23:22.

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