KEENEY KENNA KENNEY KENNY KINNE KINNEY KINNIE KINNY
& Other Variations
Names found in documents (reported by various researchers)
Georgia Kinney Bopp
Revised 12 June 2007
If suffix, may not be capitalized; e.g., McK --- or Mck --- (2)
Some spellings are due to indexing of handwritten material; for example, the "e" in Kinney looked like an "r" and the indexer entered "Kinnery."
The De variation (De Kenne) is reported as being a Norman family that
The Kiene variation is reported as German.
The following is from Raymond Kinney (minor edit; colors added). If the five spelling variations represent five distinct surname pronunciations, this is an example of how five different Scottish surnames in 1652 could have evolved over time into one or more of the contemporary McK variations. However, there's no certainty the spellings indicate separate surnames. For example, in her Henry & Anne Kinne book (see publications), Robertson writes, "In a deed given by Henry Kinne, the name is spelled six different ways in the same document."
"SCOTCH PRISONERS SENT TO
A list of the passengers aboard the John and Sarah of London John Greene Mr. bound for New Englan[d][a list of 263 names given, among them:]
... Dani** Mackajne, Senly Mackonne, Daniel Mackhan, Alester Mackhene, John Mackane, Patricke Mackane, Robt Mackajne, Wm Mackajne, Samuell Mackajne, Wm Mackajne, Robt Mackhane, ...
The persons afore named passed from hence in the
ship afore mentioned and are according to order Registed heare,
Dat. Search office, Grauesend [
Giles Barrow, Edw. Pelling, & John Morris, Searchers
Jn the Jno. & Sara of
(1) Your family may be recorded with and with out a prefix.
For example, "My ggrandfather wrote on one document his mother's name was
Mary Kenney, the other Mary Kenny. His death certificate showed McKennon,
funeral home's McKinnion." ~ Ray MacDonald, searching a
(2) You may think many of these names would not apply to your family but see
the variations a McKenney researcher found
in documents while researching her family (those variations are included in the
above chart). And one researcher reports his ancestor used both McInnish and