Kekwox History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Kekwox is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the settlement of Kekwick in the county of Cheshire. The surname Kekwox belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Kekwox family

The surname Kekwox was first found in Cheshire where they were Lords of the Manor of Kekewich from very ancient times. "This family, long resident in Cornwall and Deonshire, are said to have been of Lancashire origin. There is a township in Cheshire called Kekwick, from which the name was probably borrowed. " [1]

Important Dates for the Kekwox family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kekwox research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1550 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Kekwox History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kekwox Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Kekwox has been spelled many different ways, including Kekewich, Kekwitch, Kekwick, Kekewitch and others.

Early Notables of the Kekwox family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Kekwox family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Kekwoxs to arrive in North America: John Kekewich, who was recorded in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871; as well as a family of the name Kekwick who landed in North America in 1890..

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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