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The annals of Scottish history reveal that Kinnear was first used as a name by descendants of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Kinnear family lived in the lands of Kinnear, which lie near Wormit in the county of Fife. The surname Kinnear belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Kinnear Early Origins



The surname Kinnear was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Kinnear Spelling Variations


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Kinnear Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Kinnear include Kinnear, Kynnier, Kynnair, Kenneir, Kinner, Kinnier, MacEnir and many more.

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Kinnear Early History


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Kinnear Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinnear research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1216, 1296, 1543, and 1574 are included under the topic Early Kinnear History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinnear Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kinnear Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kinnear Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinnear In Ireland


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Kinnear In Ireland



Some of the Kinnear family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North Ameri ca. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Kinnear:

Kinnear Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Kinnear arrived in Philadelphia in 1844

Kinnear Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Kinnear, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Margaret Kinnear, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • John Kinnear, aged 1, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838

Kinnear Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexandrina A.V. Kinnear, aged 14, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • Jacinda C.D. Kinnear, aged 16, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • L.C.D. Kinnear arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849
  • A.A.V. Kinnear arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849
  • Michael Kinnear, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinnear (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinnear (post 1700)



  • George E. R. "Gus" Kinnear II (1928-2015), American four star admiral in the United States Navy
  • Kent Kinnear (b. 1966), American former professional tennis player
  • George Kinnear (1836-1912), American real estate developer in Seattle, Washington,responsible for the development of Queen Anne Hill
  • Dominic Kinnear (b. 1967), Scottish-born, American former soccer player
  • Samuel A. Kinnear, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Columbus, Ohio, 1914-22
  • John B. Kinnear, American politician, Mayor of Takoma Park, Maryland, 1902-06
  • Jack Kinnear, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1944
  • George Kinnear, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1956, 1960
  • Gregory "Greg" Kinnear (b. 1963), Academy Award-nominated American actor
  • William Duthie Kinnear (1880-1974), Scottish gold medalist rower at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Kinnear Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinnear 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 16 August 2016 at 06:38.

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