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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.

Kinnane Early Origins



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.

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Kinnane Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kinnane Early History


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Kinnane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinnane research. Another 295 words (21 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.

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Kinnane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kinnane Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kinnane 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kinnane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Kinnane, aged 42, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • John Kinnane, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • John Kinnane, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • Michael Kinnane, aged 17, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • Peter Kinnane, aged 16, a farm labourer, 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinnane (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kinnane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinnane 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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