Kin Family History
Kin Name Meaning
Polish: unexplained. Dutch and Flemish: nickname for someone with a pointed or jutting chin from Middle Dutch kinne ‘chin’. Flemish: relationship name from Middle Dutch kinne ‘relative kin’ possibly denoting someone who was the relative of a prominent person. Compare Kinne . English: from a Middle English personal name Kin Kinna which is a shortened form of any of various Old English names formed with Cyne- (from Old English cynn ‘kindred’) such as Cynegifu (female) or Cynesige (male) (see Kinsey ). Rusyn (from Slovakia; rarely Kiň): from kin ‘horse’ hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who bred or cared for horses or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a horse. This surname is also found in Hungary. Korean: variant of Kim .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022