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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.

Early Origins of the Keneway family


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

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Early History of the Keneway family

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Early History of the Keneway family


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 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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Early Notables of the Keneway family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Keneway family (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...
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Migration of the Keneway family to Ireland

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Migration of the Keneway family to 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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Migration of the Keneway family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Keneway family to the New World and Oceana


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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