The Kinnaweigh family name was first used by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland
. It is a name for someone who lived in the parish of Kennoway in the county of Fife
. The surname Kinnaweigh belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kinnaweigh family
The surname Kinnaweigh was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Kinnaweigh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinnaweigh research.Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1221, 1684, 1687, 1693, 1840, 1758, 1836, 1780, 1786, 1791, 1788 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Kinnaweigh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kinnaweigh Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Kinnaweigh has been spelled Kennaway, Kennoway, Kenaway, Kenneway, Kenoway and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinnaweigh family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was Sir John Kennaway (1758-1836) of Exeter
, soldier and diplomat. Some of the Kennaway family originated in Fife, Scotland
moved to Devon
in the late 17th century where Sir John Kennaway became... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kinnaweigh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kinnaweigh family to Ireland
Some of the Kinnaweigh family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 77 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kinnaweigh family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Kinnaweigh: members of the family who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.