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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Kinsela originally appeared in Gaelic as Cinnsealach. This surname is derived from the Clan name Ui Ceinnsealaigh.

Kinsela Early Origins



The surname Kinsela was first found in County Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Kinsela Spelling Variations


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Kinsela Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Kinsela revealed many variations, including Kinsella, Kinsellagh, Kincheloe,Kenselloe, Kinsello and many more.

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Kinsela Early History


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Kinsela Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinsela research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kinsela History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinsela Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kinsela Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kinsela Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Kinsela:

Kinsela Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Steph Kinsela, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812

Kinsela Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Kinsela, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1825
  • James Kinsela, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1832
  • Martha Kinsela, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1842
  • Robert Kinsela, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1842

Kinsela Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Kinsela, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • M. Kinsela arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinsela (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinsela (post 1700)



  • John Kinsela (b. 1950), Australian former wrestler who competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics and in the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Kinsela Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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    The Kinsela Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinsela Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 February 2015 at 08:35.

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