Early Origins of the MacKinvine family
Kintyre, where they held a family seat in this wild and romantic highland territory. Their territories were first located on the west side of the peninsula of Kintyre and the surname was mistakenly believed to a form of MacKinnon. Their name was derived from the Gaelic MacIonmhuinn or AcIonmhuinn in Kintyre which means "beloved son." 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) Religious allegiances were important in this terrain and it became the domain of persecuted Covenanters. The Hebridean Islands were also a refuge from Government intrusion.
Early History of the MacKinvine family
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MacKinvine Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: McKinven, McKinvon, McKinvine and others.
Early Notables of the MacKinvine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacKinvine family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Duncan McKinvine, who came to Virginia in 1733; Mary McKinven, who settled in New York in 1740; Marion McCollum McKinven, who arrived in New York in 1740.
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