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The ancestors of the bearers of the Kenning family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in one of the places called Kennington in Berkshire, Kent, or Surrey. The surname Kenning belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Kenning Early Origins



The surname Kenning was first found in Kent, Berkshire and Surrey, where they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.

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Kenning Spelling Variations


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Kenning Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Kenning include Kennington, Kenington, Keninton, Kenyngeton and many more.

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Kenning Early History


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Kenning Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kenning research. Another 338 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1222, 1273, 1369, and 1795 are included under the topic Early Kenning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kenning Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kenning Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kenning 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Kenning or a variant listed above:

Kenning Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hanna Eliz Kenning, aged 24, landed in Pennsylvania in 1787

Kenning Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Kenning, aged 36, arrived in Delaware in 1812
  • Andrew and Catherine Kenning, who settled in Mobile, Alabama in 1832
  • Andrew Kenning, aged 31, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Catherine Kenning, aged 34, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • William Kenning, who landed in Arkansas in 1886

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kenning Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kenning 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 June 2016 at 18:49.

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