Kinnane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The sea-swept Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland, made up the ancient Dalriadan kingdom, the ancestral home of the Kinnane 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 Kinnane family

The surname Kinnane was first found in on the Isles of Mull and 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.

Important Dates for the Kinnane family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinnane research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1745 is included under the topic Early Kinnane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kinnane Spelling Variations

Many spelling variations of Kinnane have been recorded over the years, including These are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. MacKinnon, MacKinning, MacInnon, MacKinnen, MacFingon and many more.

Early Notables of the Kinnane family (pre 1700)

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Kinnane migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Kinnane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Kinnane, aged 42, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • John Kinnane, aged 19, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • John Kinnane, aged 23, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • Michael Kinnane, aged 17, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • Peter Kinnane, aged 16, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kinnane (post 1700)

  • John E. Kinnane, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1907, 1917-19; Candidate for justice of Michigan State Supreme Court, 1911 [1]
  • James H. Kinnane (b. 1860), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 7th District, 1907-08; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1912 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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