The name Kennworde has a long Anglo-Saxon
heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the manor of Kenworthy in East Cheshire
. The surname Kennworde belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kennworde family
The surname Kennworde was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Kennworde family
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Kennworde Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kennworde have been found, including Kenworthy, Kennworthy, Kenworthie and others.
Early Notables of the Kennworde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kennworde family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Kennworde, or a variant listed above: John Kenworthy, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1813. Among those to follow this first settler were, James Kenworthy (1844), Joseph (1847), Kennard (1854), John (1856), Charles (1864) and Mark (1868), all to Philadelphia..