Etymology
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kinfolk (n.)

also kin-folk, 1802, principally American English but the earliest references are British; from kin (n.) + folk (n.). Kinsfolk is recorded from 1844.

updated on March 15, 2016

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Definitions of kinfolk from WordNet

kinfolk (n.)
people descended from a common ancestor;
Synonyms: family / family line / folk / kinsfolk / sept / phratry
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.