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Early Origins of the Kyn family

The surname Kyn was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1260 when Pestell Kin held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Kyn family

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Kyn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kyn have been found, including Kin, Kinn, Kine, Kins, Kinne, Kyne, Cyne, Kyn and others.

Early Notables of the Kyn family (pre 1700)

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United States Kyn migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Kyn, or a variant listed above:

Kyn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joran Kyn, who landed in Wilmington, Del in 1643 [1]
  • Matts Kyn, who arrived in Delaware in 1693 [1]
  • Jonas Kyn, who arrived in Delaware in 1693 [1]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook