Middle English kithfrom Old English cȳthkinsfolk, neighborsgnō- in Indo-European roots
But, thankfully, the regiment was not sent north to fight against its own kith and kin.
This type of care is often referred to as kith and kin care and may take place either in the child's or the caregiver's home.
He had against him, not merely England, but the kith and kin of Comyn, including the potent clan of MacDowall or MacDougall in Galloway and Lorne; on his own side he had his kinship, broken men, and the clergy of Scotland.
We cannot claim for it the virtue of strict honesty with regard to the stranger, but for its own " kith and kin " it is a model of socialism in an ideal form, possessing nothing of its own yet toiling unceasingly for the good of all.