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The name Cenworthy is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the manor of Kenworthy in East Cheshire. The surname Cenworthy belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Cenworthy Early Origins



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

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Cenworthy Spelling Variations


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Cenworthy Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cenworthy family name include Kenworthy, Kennworthy, Kenworthie and others.

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Cenworthy Early History


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Cenworthy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cenworthy research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1389, 1588 and 1616 are included under the topic Early Cenworthy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cenworthy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cenworthy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cenworthy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cenworthy surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Kenworthy, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1813. Among those to follow this first settler were, James Kenworthy (1844), Joseph (1847), Kennard (1854), John (1856), Charles (1864) and Mark (1868), all to Philadelphia..

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Cenworthy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cenworthy 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.

    This page was last modified on 25 April 2014 at 09:55.

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