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The name Kennard belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the settlement of Kenwood in Kenton in the county of Devon. The surname Kennard belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Kennard Early Origins



The surname Kennard was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Kennard Spelling Variations


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Kennard Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Kennard include Kenwood, Kentwood, Kenward, Kentward, Kenswood and others.

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Kennard Early History


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Kennard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kennard research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1274 are included under the topic Early Kennard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kennard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kennard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kennard Notables 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Kennard were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Kennard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Kennard, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798

Kennard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William G Kennard, who arrived in Texas in 1835

Kennard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Kennard landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kennard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kennard (post 1700)



  • William E. Kennard, American Democrat politician, Member, Federal Communications Commission, 1997-2001; Chair, Federal Communications Commission, 1997-2001
  • Thomas P. Kennard, American politician, Secretary of State of Nebraska, 1867-71
  • Thomas Jefferson Kennard (1791-1866), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1847-48; Member of Indiana State Senate, 1849-52
  • Joseph F. Kennard, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 3rd District, 1868-70
  • George N. Kennard, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 22nd District, 1915-18
  • Donley C. Kennard (1929-2011), American politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1953-63; Member of Texas State Senate 10th District, 1963-73

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Kennard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kennard 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 6 November 2015 at 09:32.

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