Kennaweigh was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland
. The ancestors of the Kennaweigh family lived in the parish of Kennoway in the county of Fife
. The surname Kennaweigh belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kennaweigh family
The surname Kennaweigh was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Kennaweigh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kennaweigh 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 Kennaweigh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kennaweigh 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. Kennaweigh has appeared Kennaway, Kennoway, Kenaway, Kenneway, Kenoway and many more.
Early Notables of the Kennaweigh 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 Kennaweigh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kennaweigh family to Ireland
Some of the Kennaweigh 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.
Migration of the Kennaweigh 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 Kennaweigh: members of the family who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.