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1/17/2016, 9:35 PM LMS

Name Kincaid
Type Surname (from location)
Usage Scottish
Other Forms FormsCeanncàithe, Kincathe, Kincaith, Kinkade
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Scottish habitational name from a place near Lennoxtown, north of Glasgow, which is first recorded in 1238 as Kincaith and in 1250 as Kincathe. The former spelling suggests derivation from Gaelic ceann ‘head’, ‘top’ + càithe ‘pass’, whereas the latter would point to cadha ‘quagmire’ as the second element.
Added 1/17/2016 by LMS