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Celtic Radio Community > Surnames & Heraldry > Kincaid

Posted by: CelticRadio 24-Sep-2017, 12:52 PM
Background: The name is topographical in origin and very old. It was originally Pen Coed which is Brythonic Celtic (i.e. similar to Welsh) and meant head of the woods. Later, when Gaelic overtook that language of the Strathcylde Britons the name became half-translated into Gaelic as Ceann Caith (pronounced KyAN KAY). Much later, of course, this was anglicised into Kincaid.

Variations: Kincaid, Kinkeed, Kincade, Kyncade, Kinkaid, Kinncaed, Kinncaid, Kinncayd, Kyncaed, Kynncayd.

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