Origins Available: English
The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Kinmon came from the baptismal name for the son of Kinmond
Early Origins of the Kinmon family
The surname Kinmon was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Kinmon family
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Kinmon Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kinmon family name include Kinmond, Kinman, Kynman, Kennyman, Kinnimond, Keneman, Kineman, Kenemon and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinmon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kinmon family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Kinmon surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.