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Kenner Surname History



Kenner is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts, a tribe in ancient Scotland. The Kenner family lived in the lands of Kinnear, which lie near Wormit in the county of Fife. The surname Kenner belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.


Early Origins of the Kenner family


The surname Kenner was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Kenner family


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Kenner Spelling Variations


The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Kenner has been spelled Kinnear, Kynnier, Kynnair, Kenneir, Kinner, Kinnier, MacEnir and many more.

Early Notables of the Kenner family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kenner family to Ireland


Some of the Kenner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Kenner family to the New World and Oceana


The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Kenner:

Kenner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Condradt Kenner, aged 22, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johan Tobias Kenner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Rodham Kenner, who arrived in Virginia in 1772 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Kenner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Kenner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Christian Kenner, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Margr. Kenner, aged 70, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Mr. Ed. Kenner, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

Kenner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lazarus Kenner, aged 25, who landed in America from London, in 1903
  • Walter Kenner, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from St. Newan, England, in 1907
  • John Kenner, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • John Kenner, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1919
  • George Kenner, aged 18, who emigrated to America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kenner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Kenner, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF BEDFORD 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DukeofBedford.htm
  • Nicholas Kenner, aged 26, a sawyer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"

Contemporary Notables of the name Kenner (post 1700)


  • Major-General Albert Walton Kenner (1889-1959), American Chief Training & Inspection Officer, Office of the Surgeon-General (1943-1949) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Albert Kenner. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Kenner/Albert_Walton/USA.html
  • Robert Kenner, American film and television screenwriter, television director and film director
  • Kevin Kenner (b. 1963), American concert pianist
  • Laurel Kenner (b. 1954), American financial writer and commentator
  • Chris Kenner (1929-1976), American New Orleans R&B singer and songwriter
  • Roy Kenner (b. 1948), Canadian singer and songwriter
  • William Hugh Kenner (1923-2003), Canadian literary scholar, critic and professor
  • Kenner Garrard (1827-1879), American brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • Major-General Kenner Fisher Hertford (1900-1995), American Chief of Research & Development US Army (1954-1955) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 12) Kenner Hertford. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hertford/Kenner_Fisher/USA.html
  • Kenner B. Stephenson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1928

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF BEDFORD 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DukeofBedford.htm
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Albert Kenner. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Kenner/Albert_Walton/USA.html
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 12) Kenner Hertford. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hertford/Kenner_Fisher/USA.html


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