Scottish history reveals Kyncade was first used as a surname by the Strathclyde-Briton people. It was a name for someone who lived at Kincaid
in the county of Stirlingshire. The name of Kincaith, from which the family derive their name is almost certainly of Gaelic origin, coming from the Gaelic words "ceann", meaning top or head and "caithe", meaning pass.
Early Origins of the Kyncade family
The surname Kyncade was first found in Stirlingshire. The earliest evidence of the surname Kyncade was found in the parish of Campsie, Stirlingshire north of Glasgow.
Early History of the Kyncade family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kyncade research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1467, 1493, 1545, 1609, 1687, 1579, 1600, 1600, 1661, 1726, 1787, 1902, 1840 and 1815 are included under the topic Early Kyncade History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kyncade Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations
. Kyncade has been spelled Kincaid, Kinkeed, Kincade, Kyncade, Kinkaid and many more.
Early Notables of the Kyncade family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean Kincaid (1579-1600) who led an unfortunate life with a brutal husband, John Kincaid of Warriston. Eventually, his violent ways became too much for her to bear and she incited a servant of hers to batter the man to death with his bare... Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kyncade Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kyncade family to Ireland
Some of the Kyncade family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kyncade family to the New World and Oceana
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence
. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:
Kyncade Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- David Kyncade, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1716 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)