Old English cyne 'royal, kingly' + Old English burh 'fortress, castle, stronghold'. Cf. Cyneburg.
In the Old English period, this name was almost exclusively female; its use in the 16th C as a masculine name is a rare anomaly.
- Early Modern English
- ● 1557 Kinborough StAnthonlin p. 12
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Kinborough". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Kinborough.