Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the manor of Kenworthy in East Cheshire. The surname Kennworth 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 Kennworth family
Cheshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Kennworth family
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Kennworth Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Kennworth has appeared include Kenworthy, Kennworthy, Kenworthie and others.
Early Notables of the Kennworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kennworth family to the New World and Oceana
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 Kennworth arrived in North America very early: 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..
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