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The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Keneway. It comes from in the parish of Kennoway in the county of Fife. The surname Keneway belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Keneway Early Origins



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

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Keneway Spelling Variations


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Keneway Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Keneway has appeared Kennaway, Kennoway, Kenaway, Kenneway, Kenoway and many more.

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Keneway Early History


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Keneway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keneway 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 Keneway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keneway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keneway 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 Keneway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keneway In Ireland


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Keneway In Ireland



Some of the Keneway 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Keneway Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Theodora Keneway, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • William Keneway, aged 10, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. 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).
    11. ...

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