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Where did the English Kenneson family come from? What is the English Kenneson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kenneson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kenneson family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunnison, Gunneson, Kenneson, Kenniston, Kennison, Kennerson, Gunnerson, Kenson and many more.
First found in Lothian where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded as part of the Gun Clan which settled on the border in 1346 having broken away from the main Clan when Cheiftain Will 'the Crowner' Gunn acquired lands here.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kenneson research. Another 209 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1278, 1634, 1663, and 1676 are included under the topic Early Kenneson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kenneson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kenneson Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Kenneson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kenneson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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