Origins Available: English, Scottish
Kinmen is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the baptismal name for the son of Kinmond.
Early Origins of the Kinmen family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the Kinmen family
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Kinmen Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Kinmen has been recorded under many different variations, including Kinmond, Kinman, Kynman, Kennyman, Kinnimond, Keneman, Kineman, Kenemon and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinmen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kinmen family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kinmen or a variant listed above: John Kinman, who settled in America in 1741; Andrew Kinman, who came to New York in 1822; Margaret Kinmond, who came to Ontario in 1832; C. W. Kineman, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852.