Today's generation of the Kinnyke family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts
. The first family to use the name Kinnyke lived in the barony of Kinloch, which is located at the head of Rossie Loch in the parish of Collessie in Fife
. The surname Kinnyke belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kinnyke family
The surname Kinnyke 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 Kinnyke family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinnyke 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 Kinnyke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kinnyke Spelling Variations
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations
with single names. Kinnyke has appeared Kinlock, Kinloch, Kinlocke, Kinglake and others.
Early Notables of the Kinnyke 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 Kinnyke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kinnyke family to Ireland
Some of the Kinnyke 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 Kinnyke family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland
, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan
societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Kinnyke: 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 Kinnyke 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