The story of the Kinwie family begins in ancient Scotland
among the Pictish clans. The Kinwie family lived in the parish of Kennoway in the county of Fife
. The surname Kinwie belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kinwie family
The surname Kinwie was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Kinwie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinwie research.Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1221, 1684, 1687, 1693, 1840, 1758, 1836, 1780, 1786, 1791, 1788 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Kinwie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kinwie 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. Kinwie has appeared Kennaway, Kennoway, Kenaway, Kenneway, Kenoway and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinwie family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the 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... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kinwie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kinwie 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 Kinwie name: members of the family who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.