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Kennison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Kennison family


The surname Kennison was 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 Chieftain Will 'the Crowner' Gunn acquired lands here.

Early History of the Kennison family


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Kennison Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunnison, Gunneson, Kenneson, Kenniston, Kennison, Kennerson, Gunnerson, Kenson and many more.

Early Notables of the Kennison family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kennison family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kennison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maggie Kennison, aged 7, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • Nellie Kennison, aged 5, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • Willie Kennison, aged 3, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • Mary Kennison, aged 6, who arrived in America, in 1895
  • Emma Kennison, aged 35, who arrived in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kennison Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James A. Kennison, aged 47, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Mrs. E. G. Kennison, who arrived in America, in 1907
  • E. G. Elisa Kennison, aged 36, who arrived in America, in 1908
  • Effie Kennison, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1909
  • Eliza G Kennison, aged 28, who arrived in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kennison (post 1700)


  • William W. Kennison (b. 1828), American officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War, eponym of the USS Kennison (DD-138), a Wickes class destroyer
  • Patrick Kennison, American rock musician, co-founder of the Union Underground
  • Edward Joseph "Eddie" Kennison III (b. 1973), former American NFL football wide receiver who played from 1996 to 2008, awarded the Carroll Rosenbloom Memorial Award (1996)

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