The current generations of the Kynaird family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. The Kynaird family lived in the barony of Kinnaird in the county of Perth; and as such, the surname belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kynaird family
The surname Kynaird was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times in the barony named Kinnaird. Radulphus Rufus had a charter from King William the Lion of the barony of Kinnaird in Perthshire
and it is from this early origin that the surname was assumed. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Kynaird family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kynaird research.Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1296, 1428, 1435, 1449, 1546, 1567, 1622, 1689, 1661, 1663, 1653, 1701, 1683, 1715, 1707, 1727, 1684 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Kynaird History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kynaird Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Kynaird has been spelled Kinnard, Kinnaird, Kynnard, Kennard, Kynharde, Kinzerd, Kinnart, Kynnart and many more.
Early Notables of the Kynaird family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was George Kinnaird, 1st Lord Kinnaird (c.
1622-1689), a Scottish aristocrat and politician, member of the Privy Council of Scotland, Member of Parliament for... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kynaird Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kynaird family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Kynaird: William Kinnaird settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767; William Kinnard settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1786; D. Kinnard settled in New York State in 1823..
The Kynaird Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Qui patitur vincit
Motto Translation: He conquers who endures.