The Kinský family belonges to the aristocratic families of the old Czech Kingdom and played an important role in the history of the town of Chlumec nad Cidlinou, as well as the entire Czech Kingdom. The Kinský family dates back to the reign of Přemysl Otakar I in the 14th century. The original residence of the family was the fortified rural fortress Vchynice near Lovosice, where the name Vchynský comes from. Over the years, the name has changed to its current form Kinský.
Thanks to the entrepreneurship, courage, business skills and good services to the Czech Crown, members of the Kinský family were promoted from the lower nobility and became counts and even princes. They took place among the leading families and many proved themselves as skilled statesmen, soldiers and diplomats. The family crest consists of three wolf teeth on a red background (some sources state boar tusks), which are a symbol of courage.