Kinross Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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More common variations are: Kinros, Kinrose, Kainaros, Kinirosi, Kinrys, Kinris, Kinors, Kinres, Kahn-Ross, Caineross.
The surname Kinross first appeared in Kinross-shire, where they held a family seat in their areas. The Pictish impact on Scottish history decreased after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts.
People with the surname Kinross settled in New Zealand in the 19th century. Some of the people with the name Kinross moved to New Zealand in the 19th century included Robert Kinross arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship “Empress” in 1865. Thomas Kinross arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “British King” in 1883. Agnes Kinross arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “British King” in the year 1883. Violet Kinross arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “British King” in the same year 1883.
Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Scotland). Gu. two swords in saltire ar. hilted or, betw. four hands couped apaumee ppr.
2) (Scotland). Gu. a chev. chequy or and az. betw. three swords paleways ar. hilts and pommels or.