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The ancient roots of the Kennington family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Kennington comes from when the family lived in one of the places called Kennington in Berkshire, Kent, or Surrey. The surname Kennington belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Kennington Early Origins



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

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Kennington Spelling Variations


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Kennington Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Kennington has appeared include Kennington, Kenington, Keninton, Kenyngeton and many more.

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Kennington Early History


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Kennington Early History



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

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Kennington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kennington Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kennington 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Kennington arrived in North America very early:

Kennington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Kennington, who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1777
  • John Kennington, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1777 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kennington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kennington (post 1700)



  • Dale Kennington (b. 1935), American contemporary artist from Savannah, Georgia
  • Thomas Benjamin Kennington (1856-1916), English genre, social realist and portrait painter, father of Eric Kennington
  • Eric Henri Kennington RA (1888-1960), English sculptor, artist and illustrator, an official war artist in World War I and II
  • D. J. Kennington (b. 1977), Canadian stock car racing driver, winner of the 2010 and 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
  • Gilbert Alan Kennington (1906-1986), prominent British educator and author of novels and plays

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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Kennington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kennington 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 22 July 2013 at 08:09.

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