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The ancestors of the Kennett surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the settlement of Kennett in Cambridgeshire, or in East Kennett or West Kennett in the county of Wiltshire. The surname Kennett belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Kennett Early Origins



The surname Kennett was first found in Cambridge where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Kennett Spelling Variations


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Kennett Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kennett include Kennet, Kennett Kenet and others.

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Kennett Early History


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Kennett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kennett research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1237, 1780, 1660, 1728, 1718 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Kennett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kennett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kennett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kennett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Kennett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Martin Kennett, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Peter Kennett, who arrived in Virginia in 1655
  • Peter Kennett settled in Virginia in 1655
  • Richard Kennett settled in New England in 1680
  • Margaret Kennett, who arrived in Virginia in 1699

Kennett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Kennett settled in Virginia in 1727

Kennett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Kennett, aged 35, landed in Connecticut in 1812

Kennett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Kennett, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838

Kennett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Butler Kennett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/ Surrey 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  • William Kennett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848
  • William Kennett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850
  • John Kennett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hibernia" in 1851
  • William Kennett, aged 17, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kennett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kennett (post 1700)



  • Luther Martin Kennett (1807-1873), American politician, U.S. Representative from Missouri
  • White Kennett (1660-1728), English bishop and antiquarian
  • Edward "Eddie" David Kennett (b. 1986), English motorcycle speedway rider
  • Murray Kennett (b. 1952), former Canadian World Hockey Association player
  • Rick Kennett (b. 1956), Australian writer of science fiction, horror and ghost stories
  • Jeffrey Gibb "Jeff" Kennett AC (b. 1948), Australian politician, 43rd Premier of Victoria, (1992-1999)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Audi alteram partem
Motto Translation: Hear the other party.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Kennett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kennett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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