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Kinnach History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Kinnach family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the barony of Kinloch, which is located at the head of Rossie Loch in the parish of Collessie in Fife. The surname Kinnach belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Kinnach family

The surname Kinnach 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 Kinnach family

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Kinnach Spelling Variations

In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Kinnach has been spelled Kinlock, Kinloch, Kinlocke, Kinglake and others.

Early Notables of the Kinnach 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...
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Migration of the Kinnach family to Ireland

Some of the Kinnach family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kinnach family to the New World and Oceana

In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Kinnach: 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 Kinnach 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

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