Show ContentsKennefick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Kennefick came to Ireland with the Anglo-Norman invasion of the 12t century. The name itself is thought to have comes from a Welsh place-name and was at one time prefixed with the typical Norman "de."

Early Origins of the Kennefick family

The surname Kennefick was first found in the city of Dublin and the Leinster counties of Kilkenny, Kildare, and Louth. Four the past 400 years, the name has been associated with County Cork. The early ancestors of the family settled in these areas following their coming to Ireland with the Anglo-Norman invasion. The surname originally hails from Wales, specifically a Welsh place name that originally had the prefix "de." 1 Today Kenfig Hill is a village in Bridgend County, South Wales and it is from this locale that the family originated.

Early History of the Kennefick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kennefick research. Another 21 words (2 lines of text) covering the year 1712 is included under the topic Early Kennefick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kennefick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kennefick, Kenefick, Kennefic, Kennefake, Kenefeake and many more.

Early Notables of the Kennefick family

Notable amongst the family up to this time was

  • the Kennefick family of County Cork

Canada Kennefick migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kennefick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Edward Kennefick, who arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1811 2

  1. MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)
  2. Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0 on Facebook