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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Kennon come from when the family resided in the township of Kenyon found in the parish of Winwick in the county of Lancashire.

Kennon Early Origins



The surname Kennon was first found in Lancashire where Lord Kenyon's family are descended from the Kenyons of Peele and their surname is doubtless derived from the township of Kenyon in that shire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
"Early mention is made of a family of the local name, and also of the Lauton family, of whom Jordan de Lauton, in the reign of Edward I., assumed the name of Kenyon. Kenyon Hall, the original residence of the Kenyons, was rebuilt in the 17th century, and is the property of the earl [of Wilton]. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Lowton in Lancashire "gave name to a family who subsequently adopted the surname of Kenyon from their possessions in a neighbouring township." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Kennon Spelling Variations


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Kennon Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Kennon has been recorded under many different variations, including Kenyon, Kenion, Kennion and others.

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Kennon Early History


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Kennon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kennon research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1812, 1869 and 1848 are included under the topic Early Kennon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kennon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kennon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kennon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kennon In Ireland


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Kennon In Ireland



Some of the Kennon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kennon or a variant listed above:

Kennon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Georg Kennon, who landed in Virginia in 1639
  • John Kennon, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • Richard Kennon, who arrived in Virginia in 1670
  • Sarah Kennon, who landed in Maryland in 1674
  • Edward Kennon, who arrived in Virginia in 1695

Kennon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Kennon, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • William Kennon, who arrived in Virginia in 1730
  • Robert Kennon, who arrived in Virginia in 1785

Kennon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernart Kennon, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Patrick Kennon, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Michael Kennon, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kennon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kennon (post 1700)



  • Francis Edward "Ed" Kennon Jr. (b. 1938), American multi-millionaire Shreveport real-estate developer
  • Robert "Bob" Floyd Kennon Sr. (1902-1988), American politician, 48th Governor of Louisiana (1952 to 1956)
  • Wilson Shannon Kennon (1826-1895), American Republican politician
  • Lyman Walter Vere Kennon (1858-1918), career United States military officer
  • William Kennon Jr. (1802-1867), American lawyer, judge, and a U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • Kevin Kennon (b. 1958), American architect
  • Neil Sandilands "Sandy" Kennon (1933-2015), South African professional footballer and amateur cricketer
  • Vice Admiral Sir James Edward Campbell Kennon (1925-1991), British Royal Navy officer, Chief of Fleet Support

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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: Magnanimiter crucem sustine
Motto Translation: Sustain the cross (i.e. support afflictions) with magnanimity.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. 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. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Kennon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kennon 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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