Kirkconnell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kirkconnell family

The surname Kirkconnell was first found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat they being a one time significant Clan of south western Scotland. In 1235, Michael Kirkconnel was Chief of the Clan and held all the lands of Kirconnel for himself and his clan.

Early History of the Kirkconnell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kirkconnell research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1235, 1280, 1296, 1296, 1304 and 1920 are included under the topic Early Kirkconnell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kirkconnell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kirkconnel, Kirkconnell, Kirkeconnel, Kirkeconnell, Kirconnel, Kirconnell, Kirkonnel and many more.

Early Notables of the Kirkconnell family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Kirkconnell family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Kirkconnel arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1757.


Contemporary Notables of the name Kirkconnell (post 1700) +

  • Sandy Kirkconnell (b. 1870), American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Bonacca, 1906-29 [1]
  • Gerry Kirkconnell, Cayman Islands sailor at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Kevin Vance Hernández Kirkconnell (b. 1985), Honduran football goalkeeper
  • Watson Kirkconnell (1895-1977), Canadian President Emeritus, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, born Port Hope, Ontario, granted Coat of Arms by Scottish Lord Lyon, and he or his successor may now be considered Chief of the Clan, President of Acadia University (1948-1964)


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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