When John Mac Kinder was christened on 30 November 1732, in Barkston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William MacKinder, was 35 and his mother, Mrs. Mary Mackinder, was 27.
English (northwestern): habitational name from Kinder in Hayfield (Derbyshire). The origin of the placename is uncertain.
German: from the genitive plural of Kind ‘child’, possibly denoting someone who had a lot of children, as in Hans der Kinder ‘Hans of the children’ (Eisleben 15th century), or short for some compound such as Kindervater ‘male midwife’ or Kinderfreund ‘one who likes children’.
German: variant of Günther (see Guenther ).