Origins Available: Irish
The name Kinnitch has seen many modifications since the time in which it was first devised. In Gaelic it appeared as Mag Aonghusa or Mag Aonghuis. Both of these mean son of Angus.
Early Origins of the Kinnitch family
The surname Kinnitch was first found in County Down
(Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster
, in Northern Ireland
, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Kinnitch family
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Kinnitch Spelling Variations
Many different spelling variations
of the surname Kinnitch exist in the archives researched. Ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Kinch, Kinnish, Kennish, MacInesh, MacInch, McInch, MacKinch, McKinch and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinnitch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kinnitch family to the New World and Oceana
experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the late 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape such hunger and disease. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families
. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Kinnitch: James and Thomas Kinch who settled with their families in New York State in 1811; another James Kinch arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1838; L. Kinch arrived in San Francisco Cal. in 1850..