Kennrack History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Kennrack came to England with the ancestors of the Kennrack family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the given name Kendrick.

Early Origins of the Kennrack family

The surname Kennrack was first found in Denbighshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Nantclwyd Woore. The name appears as Kenricus and Kenric in the Domesday Book in 1086. "The family of Kenrick of Nantclwyd Woore, co Denbigh, claim from David Kenrick who fought under the Black Prince at Creci and Poictiers." [1]

Important Dates for the Kennrack family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kennrack research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1699 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Kennrack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kennrack Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kennrack family name include Kenrick, Kenric, Kennrick and others.

Early Notables of the Kennrack family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Kennrack family to Ireland

Some of the Kennrack family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Kennrack family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Kennrack family to immigrate North America: E. Kenrick who settled in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1823; John Kenrick settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1796.

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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