Fife. The surname Kinwee belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kinwee family
Fife, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Kinwee family
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Kinwee Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of the name Kinwee include Kennaway, Kennoway, Kenaway, Kenneway, Kenoway and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinwee family (pre 1700)
Clan at this time was Sir John Kennaway (1758-1836) of Exeter, soldier and diplomat. Some of the Kennaway family originated in Fife, Scotland moved to Devon in the late 17th century where Sir John Kennaway became...
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Migration of the Kinwee family to Ireland
Some of the Kinwee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kinwee family to the New World and Oceana
Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Kinwee: members of the family who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.
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