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
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 Kinnane family
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Kinnane Spelling Variations
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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Migration of the Kinnane family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kinnane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Kinnane (post 1700)
The Kinnane 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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