Kennemore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Kennemore family

The surname Kennemore was first found in Fife, where they were a Clan seated from ancient times at two seats in that county, one at Kinnimonth in Monimail, and the other at Pittscottie. The clan also branched to what is now Kinmouth in Banff, and to Kinmont in Annandale, whence they became associated with the Armstrongs of the Debateable Land. In 1189, King William the Lion of Scotland confirmed the grant of lands on Odo the great Marshall, a descendant of Bishop Odo, the great Norman noble who attended Duke William of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings. Odo became known as Odo of Kinninmonth, hence the first bearer of the surname. His brother Matthew, was Bishop of Aberdeen from 1172 to 1199.

Important Dates for the Kennemore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kennemore research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1322, 1438, 1407, 1597, 1600, 1500, 1618, 1648, 1750 and 1850 are included under the topic Early Kennemore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kennemore Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kininmont, Kinninmont, Kyninmonnt, Kinnimonth, Kinninmonth, Kininmonth, Kennemuthe, Kenninmunthe, Keyninmonth, Kinemunth, Kinenmont, Kinenmund, Kinindmund, Kinninmint, Kinninmonthe, Kinnynmonthe, Kinnynmont, Kyninmond, Kynnemunth, Kynnimonth, Kynninmonthe, Kinnimont, Kinmont, Kinmonth, Kynmund, Cinnimond, Cinninmond, Cinimond, Cynnmonth, Cynninmonth, Cynninmond, Cinnamond, Cinamond, Cinimund, Guinemont, Quinemont, Kinnemond and many more.

Early Notables of the Kennemore family (pre 1700)

Notable among the family at this time was Thomas Kinnemond, a Scottish colonel in Swedish service and Patrick Kinnemond, a Scottish colonel in Swedish service during the...
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Migration of the Kennemore family to Ireland

Some of the Kennemore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Kennemore migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kennemore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Kennemore, aged 24, originally from Winnipeg, Canada, arrived in New York in 1912 aboard the ship "Cameronia" from Glasgow, Scotland [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kennemore (post 1700)

  • Phil Kennemore, American musician, former member of Y&T, an American hard rock/heavy metal band
  • Robert Sidney Kennemore (1920-1989), American Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1952 for deliberately covering an enemy grenade with his foot keeping his men from being wounded or killed

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch ( : 6 December 2014), George Kennemore, 22 Apr 1912; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Cameronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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