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While many of Irish names are quite familiar to most, their original Gaelic forms are often forgotten and mysterious. The original Gaelic form of the name McKinnis is Mag Aonghusa or Mag Aonghuis, which mean "son of Angus."

McKinnis Early Origins



The surname McKinnis was first found in County Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McKinnis Spelling Variations


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McKinnis Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, was what guided scribes and church officials in recording names, a practice that often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname McKinnis are preserved in documents that were examined for evidence of the family's history. The various spellings of McKinnis included Genis, Guinness, Magennis, Guinnessy, McGuinness and many more.

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McKinnis Early History


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McKinnis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKinnis research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1543, 1584, 1640, 1703, 1797, 1798, 1868 and 1759 are included under the topic Early McKinnis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKinnis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKinnis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family at this time was Hugo Magennis (d. 1640) who was the Franciscan Bishop of Down and Connor; the second Viscount Iveagh, Brian Magennis who was killed in action in 1703; Richard and Richard the...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McKinnis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McKinnis Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Lachlan McKinnis, aged 21, a shepherd, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKinnis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKinnis (post 1700)



  • Joe D. McKinnis, U.S. Navy Squadron Aviation Electronics Technician, eponym of the Antarctic McKinnis Peak
  • Bo McKinnis, American Major League Baseball sports agent
  • Hugh Lee McKinnis Jr. (b. 1948), American former professional NFL and CFL football player
  • Simone McKinnis, Australian former netball player for the Australian National team, current coach of the Melbourne Vixens
  • Robert McKinnis (b. 1953), Canadian professional hockey player

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McKinnis Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    2. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
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    The McKinnis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKinnis Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 December 2015 at 11:33.

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