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Today's generation of the Kenewi family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name Kenewi lived in the parish of Kennoway in the county of Fife. The surname Kenewi belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Kenewi Early Origins



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

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Kenewi Spelling Variations


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Kenewi Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Kenewi has appeared Kennaway, Kennoway, Kenaway, Kenneway, Kenoway and many more.

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Kenewi Early History


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Kenewi Early History



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

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Kenewi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Kenewi In Ireland


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Kenewi In Ireland



Some of the Kenewi 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



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Kenewi: members of the family who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    7. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

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