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The spelling and overall form of Irish names tend to vary widely over time. The original Gaelic form of the name Kenedy is O'Cinneide, which is derived from the words "ceann," which means "head," and "éidigh," which means "helmet."

Kenedy Early Origins



The surname Kenedy was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster. This distinguished Irish family were descended from Kennedy, nephew of King Brian Boru, Ireland's great Warrior King who fell in the battle of Clontarf in the year 1014.

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Kenedy Spelling Variations


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Kenedy Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, attempting to record a Gaelic name in English was a daunting task. Most names were spelt by scribes solely based on how it sounded, one's name could have been recorded many different ways during the life of its bearer. Numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Kenedy family name.Variations found include Kennedy, Minagh, Kennady, O'Kennedy and others.

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Kenedy Early History


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Kenedy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kenedy research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1615 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Kenedy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kenedy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kenedy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family at this time was Mathew Kennedy, who was forced to leave Ireland for France after the Fall of Limerick; Sir Robert Kennedy, 1st Baronet, an official of the...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kenedy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Irish immigrants began to leave the English-controlled Ireland in sizable numbers during the late 18th century. Many of these Irish immigrated to British North America or the United States in the hopes of gaining their own tract of farmland. This pattern of migration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine caused a great exodus of immigrants to North Ameri ca. These immigrants differed from their predecessors in that they were desperately fleeing the disease and starvation that plagued their homeland, and many were entirely destitute when they arrived in North America. Although these penniless immigrants were not warmly welcomed when they arrived, they were critical to the rapid development of the United States and what would become known as Canada. Many went to populate the western frontiers and others provided the cheap labor the new manufacturing sector and the building of bridges, roads, railways, and canals required. A thorough examination of immigration and passenger lists has revealed some of the earliest people to arrive in North America with name Kenedy or one of its variants:

Kenedy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Teage Kenedy, who arrived in Virginia in 1666

Kenedy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Malcolm Kenedy, who landed in South Carolina in 1716

Kenedy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Kenedy, aged 25, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1803
  • Emelia Kenedy, aged 6, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1803
  • Peter Kenedy, aged 27, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1803
  • Robert Kenedy, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Edward Kenedy, aged 23, landed in New York in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kenedy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • David Kenedy, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Morris Kenedy, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Kenedy Alexander U.E., "Kennedy" who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Kenedy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Honour Kenedy, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1821
  • Mary McDonnell Kenedy, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1823
  • Michael Kenedy, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1824
  • Patrick Kenedy, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1828
  • William Kenedy, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. 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 Co., 1992. Print.
  3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  4. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. 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).
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Kenedy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kenedy 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.

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