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Kinnack History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Kinnack family name was first used by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. It is a name for someone who lived in the barony of Kinloch, which is located at the head of Rossie Loch in the parish of Collessie in Fife. The surname Kinnack belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Kinnack family


The surname Kinnack 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 Kinnack family


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Kinnack Spelling Variations


Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Kinnack has been spelled Kinlock, Kinloch, Kinlocke, Kinglake and others.

Early Notables of the Kinnack 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 Kinnack family to Ireland


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


The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Kinnack: 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 Kinnack 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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