The ancient Pictish-Scottish family that first used the name Kinlocke lived in the barony of Kinloch, which is located at the head of Rossie Loch in the parish of Collessie in Fife
. The surname Kinlocke belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kinlocke family
The surname Kinlocke was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Kinlocke family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinlocke research.Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1102, 1296, 1st , 1685, 1st , 1700, 1680, 1744, 1766, 1st , 1691, 1699, 1676 and 1747 are included under the topic Early Kinlocke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kinlocke Spelling Variations
The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations
of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Kinlocke has been spelled Kinlock, Kinloch, Kinlocke, Kinglake and others.
Early Notables of the Kinlocke family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was Sir David Kinloch, 1st Baronet
of Kinloch (c.
1700); Sir James Kinloch, 2nd Baronet
of Kinloch(c. 1680-1744); Sir James Kinloch, 3rd Baronet... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kinlocke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kinlocke family to Ireland
Some of the Kinlocke family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kinlocke family to the New World and Oceana
This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence
. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Kinlocke: Patrick Kinloch, who came to Boston in 1687; Alexander Kinloch, who settled in Carolina in 1703; Cleland Kinloch, who came to South Carolina in 1799; James Kinloch, who settled in South Carolina in 1703.
The Kinlocke 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: Non degener
Motto Translation: Not degenerated