Keenlyside History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Keenlyside family

The surname Keenlyside was first found in Cumberland at Kinneyside, a township, in the parish of St. Bees, union of Whitehaven, Allerdale ward above Derwent. [1] [2]

Early History of the Keenlyside family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keenlyside research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Keenlyside History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Keenlyside Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Keenlyside are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Keenlyside include: Keenleyside, Keenliside, Keenlyside, Kindleyside and many more.

Early Notables of the Keenlyside family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Keenlyside family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Keenlyside or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Keenlyside (post 1700) +

  • Sir Simon John Keenlyside C.B.E. (b. 1959), born in London, British Baritone, was appointed a Knight Bachelor on 8th June 2018 and Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2003, for services to Music [3]

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, on Facebook
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