Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the Kinnan family. Their name comes from the Gaelic personal name Findgaine. This is derived from the earlier forms Finghin and Finnguine. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Fhionghuin or Mac Fhionnghain.
Early Origins of the Kinnan family
Skye, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Kinnan family
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Kinnan Spelling Variations
spelling variations. Kinnan has been written as MacKinnon, MacKinning, MacInnon, MacKinnen, MacFingon and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinnan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kinnan family to the New World and Oceana
Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kinnan or a variant listed above:
Kinnan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Kinnan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Kinnan (post 1700)
The Kinnan 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: Audentes fortuna juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the bold
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