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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 America. 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, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1844

Kinnear Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Kinnear, aged 22, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Margaret Kinnear, aged 23, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • John Kinnear, aged 1, who 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, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm
  • Jacinda C.D. Kinnear, aged 16, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm
  • L.C.D. Kinnear, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm
  • A.A.V. Kinnear, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm
  • Michael Kinnear, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Hyderabad 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.
  • ... (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
  • Gregory "Greg" Kinnear (b. 1963), Academy Award-nominated American actor
  • Samuel A. Kinnear, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Columbus, Ohio, 1914-22 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John B. Kinnear, American politician, Mayor of Takoma Park, Maryland, 1902-06 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jack Kinnear, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1944 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Kinnear, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1956, 1960 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm
  2. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Hyderabad 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
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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.

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