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Meaning and Origin of: Kincaid

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Scottish : Vigorous

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • 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.