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.
Early Origins of the Kenewi family
The surname Kenewi was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Kenewi family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kenewi research.Another 186 words (13 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.
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.
Early Notables of the Kenewi 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... 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.
Migration of the Kenewi family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland
, 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 America. 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.