Kinnick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the Kinnick family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the barony of Kinloch, which is located at the head of Rossie Loch in the parish of Collessie in Fife. The surname Kinnick belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kinnick family
The surname Kinnick 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 Kinnick family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinnick research. Another 159 words (11 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 Kinnick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kinnick Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Kinnick include Kinlock, Kinloch, Kinlocke, Kinglake and others.
Early Notables of the Kinnick 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...
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Migration of the Kinnick family to Ireland
Some of the Kinnick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kinnick migration to the United States +
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Kinnick:
Kinnick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Kinnick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1786 
Contemporary Notables of the name Kinnick (post 1700) +
- Nile Clarke Kinnick Jr. (1918-1943), American Heisman Trophy college football player at the University of Iowa, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951, eponym of Kinnick Stadium, formerly known as Iowa Stadium
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The Kinnick 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
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)