Ireland with the Anglo- Norman invasion of the 12t century. The name itself is thought to have comes from a Welsh place-name and was at one time prefixed with the typical Norman "de."
Early Origins of the Kenefeake family
Dublin and the Leinster counties of Kilkenny, Kildare, and Louth. Four the past 400 years, the name has been associated with County Cork. The early ancestors of the family settled in these areas following their coming to Ireland with the Anglo- Norman invasion. The surname originally hails from Wales, specifically a Welsh place name that originally had the prefix "de." CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0) Today Kenfig Hill is a village in Bridgend County, South Wales and it is from this locale that the family originated.
Early History of the Kenefeake family
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Kenefeake Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kennefick, Kenefick, Kennefic, Kennefake, Kenefeake and many more.
Early Notables of the Kenefeake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kenefeake family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Kenefick, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1793; Edward Kennefick, who arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1811; William Kennefich, who was naturalized in Wisconsin in 1838.
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