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The ancestors of the first family to use the name Kanewi lived among the ancient Scottish people called the Picts. The Kanewi family lived in the parish of Kennoway in the county of Fife. The surname Kanewi belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Kanewi Early Origins



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

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Kanewi Spelling Variations


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Kanewi Spelling Variations



In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Kanewi has appeared Kennaway, Kennoway, Kenaway, Kenneway, Kenoway and many more.

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Kanewi Early History


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Kanewi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kanewi research. Another 230 words (16 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 Kanewi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kanewi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kanewi Early Notables (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 Kanewi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kanewi In Ireland


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Kanewi In Ireland



Some of the Kanewi family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North Ameri ca. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Kanewi: members of the family who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kanewi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kanewi 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 14 September 2016 at 07:44.

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