An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Kinneck. It is a name for someone who lived in the barony of Kinloch, which is located at the head of Rossie Loch in the parish of Collessie in Fife
. The surname Kinneck belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kinneck family
The surname Kinneck 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.
Early History of the Kinneck family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinneck research.Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1102, 1296, 1st , 1685, 1st , 1700, 1680, 1744, 1766, 1st , 1691, 1699, 1676 and 1747 are included under the topic Early Kinneck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kinneck 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 Kinneck include Kinlock, Kinloch, Kinlocke, Kinglake and others.
Early Notables of the Kinneck family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was Sir David Kinloch, 1st Baronet
of Kinloch (c.
1700); Sir James Kinloch, 2nd Baronet
of Kinloch(c. 1680-1744); Sir James Kinloch, 3rd Baronet... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kinneck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kinneck family to Ireland
Some of the Kinneck family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 33 words (2 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 Kinneck family to the New World and Oceana
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 Kinneck: Patrick Kinloch, who came to Boston in 1687; Alexander Kinloch, who settled in Carolina in 1703; Cleland Kinloch, who came to South Carolina in 1799; James Kinloch, who settled in South Carolina in 1703.
The Kinneck 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: Non degener
Motto Translation: Not degenerated