The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland
were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Kinnox. It comes from in the barony of Kinloch, which is located at the head of Rossie Loch in the parish of Collessie in Fife
. The surname Kinnox belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kinnox family
The surname Kinnox 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 Kinnox family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinnox 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 Kinnox History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kinnox Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Kinnox has appeared Kinlock, Kinloch, Kinlocke, Kinglake and others.
Early Notables of the Kinnox 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 Kinnox Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kinnox family to Ireland
Some of the Kinnox 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 Kinnox family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Kinnox name: 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 Kinnox 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