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Early Origins of the Kinmont family

The surname Kinmont was first found in Fife, where they were a Clan seated from ancient times at two seats in that county, one at Kinnimonth in Monimail, and the other at Pittscottie. The clan also branched to what is now Kinmouth in Banff, and to Kinmont in Annandale, whence they became associated with the Armstrongs of the Debateable Land. In 1189, King William the Lion of Scotland confirmed the grant of lands on Odo the great Marshall, a descendant of Bishop Odo, the great Norman noble who attended Duke William of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings. Odo became known as Odo of Kinninmonth, hence the first bearer of the surname. His brother Matthew, was Bishop of Aberdeen from 1172 to 1199.

Early History of the Kinmont family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinmont research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1322, 1438, 1407, 1597, 1600, 1500, 1618, 1648, 1750 and 1850 are included under the topic Early Kinmont History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kinmont Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kininmont, Kinninmont, Kyninmonnt, Kinnimonth, Kinninmonth, Kininmonth, Kennemuthe, Kenninmunthe, Keyninmonth, Kinemunth, Kinenmont, Kinenmund, Kinindmund, Kinninmint, Kinninmonthe, Kinnynmonthe, Kinnynmont, Kyninmond, Kynnemunth, Kynnimonth, Kynninmonthe, Kinnimont, Kinmont, Kinmonth, Kynmund, Cinnimond, Cinninmond, Cinimond, Cynnmonth, Cynninmonth, Cynninmond, Cinnamond, Cinamond, Cinimund, Guinemont, Quinemont, Kinnemond and many more.

Early Notables of the Kinmont family (pre 1700)

Notable among the family at this time was Thomas Kinnemond, a Scottish colonel in Swedish service and Patrick Kinnemond, a Scottish colonel in Swedish service during the...
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Ireland Migration of the Kinmont family to Ireland

Some of the Kinmont family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kinmont family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Kinnimonth arrived in Virginia in 1748; Mr. Cinnamond, aged 35; settled in New Orleans, La. in 1821.

Contemporary Notables of the name Kinmont (post 1700) +

  • John Kinmont Moir (b. 1893), Australian, collector of literature and photographs, known as the Moir collection, now at the Victoria
  • Jill Kinmont Boothe (1936-2012), American alpine ski racer inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame (1967)

The Kinmont 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: Stabo
Motto Translation: I shall stand. on Facebook