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The Kinnaman surname comes from a proud and ancient past. The name Kinnaman appeared originally in Gaelic as O Connachtain.

Kinnaman Early Origins



The surname Kinnaman was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Kinnaman Spelling Variations


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Kinnaman Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Kinnaman revealed many variations, including Cunigan, Conigan, Cunnigan, Conaghan, Conaughan, O'Cunigan, O'Conaghan, Connaghan, Connaughan, Kinneghan, Kinnegan and many more.

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Kinnaman Early History


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Kinnaman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinnaman research. Another 408 words (29 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kinnaman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinnaman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kinnaman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kinnaman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Kinnaman:

Kinnaman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J W Kinnaman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Kinnaman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Luella Kinnaman, aged 55, who arrived at Washington, New Jersey, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinnaman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinnaman (post 1700)



  • Melanie Kinnaman (b. 1953), American dancer and film and stage actress
  • Matthew W. Kinnaman, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 2002
  • Elmer D. Kinnaman, American Democrat politician, Member of Wyoming State House of Representatives from Carbon County, 1950; Member of Wyoming State Senate from Carbon County, 1965
  • Melinda Rosalie Kinnaman (b. 1971), Swedish actress

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Kinnaman Family Crest Products


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Kinnaman Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kinnaman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinnaman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 November 2015 at 10:45.

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