Kennaway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The current generations of the Kennaway family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Kennaway family lived in the parish of Kennoway in the county of Fife. The surname Kennaway belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Kennaway family

The surname Kennaway was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Kennaway family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kennaway research. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1221, 1684, 1687, 1693, 1840, 1758, 1836, 1780, 1786, 1791, 1788 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Kennaway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kennaway Spelling Variations

Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Kennaway has been spelled Kennaway, Kennoway, Kenaway, Kenneway, Kenoway and many more.

Early Notables of the Kennaway family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir John Kennaway (1758-1836) of Exeter, soldier and diplomat. Some of the Kennaway family originated in Fife, Scotland moved to Devon in the late 17th century where Sir John Kennaway became...
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kennaway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kennaway migration to the United States

The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Kennaway:

Kennaway Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ruth Littice Kennaway, aged 22, originally from London, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Kaiserin Augusta Victoria" from Southampton, England [1]
  • Samuel Kennaway, aged 39, originally from Antrim, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Londonderry, Ireland [2]
  • James Peebles Kennaway, aged 55, originally from Anchterarder, Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Lapland" from Southampton, England [3]
  • Henrietta MacPherson Kennaway, aged 55, originally from Anchterarder, Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Lapland" from Southampton, England [4]

Kennaway migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Kennaway Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Kennaway, British settler travelling from London via Plymouth aboard the ship "Tasmania" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on to Lyttelton on 26th February 1853 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kennaway (post 1700)

  • James Kennaway (1928-1968), Scottish novelist and screenwriter from Auchterarder, Perthshire
  • Sir Walter Kennaway CMG (1835-1920), New Zealand provincial politician and run-holder in Canterbury
  • James "Joe" Kennaway (1905-1969), Canadian and Scottish football goalkeeper
  • Sir John Lawrence Kennaway (b. 1933), 5th Baronet of Hyderabad, East Indies, English peer
  • Sir John Kennaway (1879-1956), 4th Baronet of Hyderabad, East Indies, English peer
  • Sir John Henry Kennaway (1837-1919), 3rd Baronet of Hyderabad, East Indies, English peer, Conservative politician
  • Sir John Kennaway (1797-1873), 2nd Baronet of Hyderabad, East Indies, English peer, High Sheriff of Devon in 1866
  • Sir John Kennaway (1758-1836), 1st Baronet of Hyderabad, East Indies, English peer
  • Andrew Kennaway Henderson (1879-1960), New Zealand clerk, illustrator, cartoonist, editor and pacifist

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Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXFN-PTR : 6 December 2014), Ruth Littice Kennaway, 09 Apr 1907; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXJL-3MN : 6 December 2014), Samuel Kennaway, 10 Jun 1907; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64C-5Y8 : 6 December 2014), James Peebles Kennaway, 25 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port NEW YORK, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64C-5YD : 6 December 2014), Henrietta MacPherson Kennaway, 25 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port NEW YORK, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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