Kenner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Kenner family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The Kenner family lived in the lands of Kinnear, which lie near Wormit in the county of Fife. The surname Kenner belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kenner family
The surname Kenner was first found in Fife, 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.
Important Dates for the Kenner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kenner research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1216, 1296, 1543, and 1574 are included under the topic Early Kenner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kenner Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Kenner include Kinnear, Kynnier, Kynnair, Kenneir, Kinner, Kinnier, MacEnir and many more.
Early Notables of the Kenner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kenner family to Ireland
Some of the Kenner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kenner migration to the United States
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Kenner:
Typical Kenner Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Kenner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Condradt Kenner, aged 22, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 
- Johan Tobias Kenner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 
- Rodham Kenner, who arrived in Virginia in 1772 
Kenner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Kenner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 
- Christian Kenner, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
- Margr. Kenner, aged 70, who landed in America, in 1894
- Mr. Ed. Kenner, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
Kenner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Lazarus Kenner, aged 25, who landed in America from London, in 1903
- Walter Kenner, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States from St. Newan, England, in 1907
- John Kenner, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
- John Kenner, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1919
- George Kenner, aged 18, who immigrated to America, in 1920
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Kenner migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Kenner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joseph Kenner, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848 
- Nicholas Kenner, aged 26, a sawyer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"
Contemporary Notables of the name Kenner (post 1700)
- Major-General Albert Walton Kenner (1889-1959), American Chief Training & Inspection Officer, Office of the Surgeon-General (1943-1949) 
- Robert Kenner, American film and television screenwriter, television director and film director
- Kevin Kenner (b. 1963), American concert pianist
- Laurel Kenner (b. 1954), American financial writer and commentator
- Chris Kenner (1929-1976), American New Orleans R&B singer and songwriter
- Roy Kenner (b. 1948), Canadian singer and songwriter
- William Hugh Kenner (1923-2003), Canadian literary scholar, critic and professor
- Kenner Garrard (1827-1879), American brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War
- Major-General Kenner Fisher Hertford (1900-1995), American Chief of Research & Development US Army (1954-1955) 
- Kenner B. Stephenson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1928
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- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF BEDFORD 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DukeofBedford.htm
- ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Albert Kenner. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Kenner/Albert_Walton/USA.html
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