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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Kennrack family
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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)
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Migration of the Kennrack family to Ireland
Some of the Kennrack family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 35 words (2 lines of text) 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 the New World and Oceana
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.