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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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 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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