The original Gaelic form of Kinna was Mac Cionaoith.
Early Origins of the Kinna family
The surname Kinna was first found in County Monaghan (Irish: Muineachán) located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster, at Truagh where they were known as the Lords of Truagh.
Early History of the Kinna family
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Kinna Spelling Variations
Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Kinna family name. Variations found include MacKenna, MacKennagh, MacKenney, MacKenny, MacKinna, MacKinnie and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinna family (pre 1700)
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Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Kinna:
Kinna Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Michael Kinna, aged 23, originally from Lancashire, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Servia" from Liverpool & Queenstown 
Kinna Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Mary Jane Kinna, aged 60, originally from Manchester, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England