Today's generation of the Kinneart family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts
. The first family to use the name Kinneart lived in the barony of Kinnaird in the county of Perth; and as such, the surname belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kinneart family
The surname Kinneart was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times in the barony named Kinnaird. Radulphus Rufus had a charter from King William the Lion of the barony of Kinnaird in Perthshire
and it is from this early origin that the surname was assumed. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Kinneart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinneart research.Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1296, 1428, 1435, 1449, 1546, 1567, 1622, 1689, 1661, 1663, 1653, 1701, 1683, 1715, 1707, 1727, 1684 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Kinneart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kinneart Spelling Variations
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations
with single names. Kinneart has appeared Kinnard, Kinnaird, Kynnard, Kennard, Kynharde, Kinzerd, Kinnart, Kynnart and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinneart family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was George Kinnaird, 1st Lord Kinnaird (c.
1622-1689), a Scottish aristocrat and politician, member of the Privy Council of Scotland, Member of Parliament for... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kinneart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kinneart family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland
, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan
societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Kinneart: William Kinnaird settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767; William Kinnard settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1786; D. Kinnard settled in New York State in 1823..
The Kinneart 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: Qui patitur vincit
Motto Translation: He conquers who endures.