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Kinninmont


Variants,Kininmonth, Kinninmonth . A surname of local or territorial origin from the lands of Kininmont in Fife, meaning, ' of Kininmont.'This name is of Scottish descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in the above country. Examples of such are  an Elias de Kynninmond who is recorded as a witness to a Fife charter in 1228 and Helya de Kynninmond witnessed a charter of lands to Johanni Lambini in 1290. Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired land by either force or gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. Other examples of this name were found in the person of Alexander de Kinnemunt who appears as Canon of Brechin in 1322 and Archdeacon of Lothian in 1327. Jamys of Kyninmond asserted his right to the office of bailie, steward, and marischel under the prior of St. Andrew in 1438.


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