The original Gaelic form of Kinnie was Mac Cionaoith.
Early Origins of the Kinnie family
The surname Kinnie was first found in County Monaghan
(Irish: Muineachán) located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland
in the province of Ulster
, at Truagh where they were known as the Lords of Truagh.
Early History of the Kinnie family
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Kinnie Spelling Variations
The recording of names in Ireland
during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Kinnie revealed spelling variations
, including MacKenna, MacKennagh, MacKenney, MacKenny, MacKinna, MacKinnie and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinnie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kinnie family to the New World and Oceana
In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North America. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia
. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Kinnie family came to North America quite early:
Kinnie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Kinnie, aged 28, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1892
- Agnes Kinnie, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
Kinnie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alice Kinnie, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1909
- Clarence Kinnie, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1911
- Alma Kinnie, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
- Alma M. Kinnie, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1914
- Ernest Kinnie, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
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Kinnie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Oliver Kinnie, aged 36, who settled in Canada, in 1893
Contemporary Notables of the name Kinnie (post 1700)
- Mike Kinnie (b. 1982), American ice hockey player