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Early Origins of the Kenneson family

The surname Kenneson was first found in Lothian, Scotland 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.

Early History of 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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United States Kenneson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 on Facebook