Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Kinsello originally appeared in Gaelic as Cinnsealach. This surname is derived from the Clan
name Ui Ceinnsealaigh.
Early Origins of the Kinsello family
The surname Kinsello 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.
Early History of the Kinsello family
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Kinsello Spelling Variations
The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations
for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period because the general population had to rely on local
official's understanding of how their name should be spelt, hence spellings in records often changed through a person's lifetime. The following variations for the name Kinsello were encountered in the archives: Kinsella, Kinsellagh, Kincheloe,Kenselloe, Kinsello and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinsello family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kinsello family to the New World and Oceana
became inhospitable for many native Irish families
in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North America. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Kinsello to North America: Michael Kinsella, who settled in Philadelphia in 1860; and John Alexander Kinsella who settled there in 1846.