The surname Kenneson was first found in Lothian where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded as part of the Gun Clan which settled on the border in 1346 having broken away from the main Clan when Chieftain Will 'the Crowner' Gunn acquired lands here.
Important Dates for the Kenneson family
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Kenneson Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunnison, Gunneson, Kenneson, Kenniston, Kennison, Kennerson, Gunnerson, Kenson and many more.
Early Notables of the Kenneson family (pre 1700)
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Kenneson migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Kenneson Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Kenneson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Lizzie D. Kenneson, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1895
Contemporary Notables of the name Kenneson (post 1700)
John Kenneson, Associate Head Coach for Texas Christian University
Lt. Edward Ralph Kenneson (1894-1919), American Commanding Officer of the 9th Aero Squadron
Claude Kenneson (b. 1935), American-born, Canadian cellist, writer, and teacher
Philip D. Kenneson, Professor of Theology and Philosophy, Milligan College, Tennessee