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The Anglo-Saxon name Kennworthay comes from when the family resided in the manor of Kenworthy in East Cheshire. The surname Kennworthay belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Kennworthay Early Origins



The surname Kennworthay was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Kennworthay Early History


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Kennworthay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kennworthay research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1389, 1588 and 1616 are included under the topic Early Kennworthay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kennworthay Spelling Variations


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Kennworthay 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. Kennworthay has been recorded under many different variations, including Kenworthy, Kennworthy, Kenworthie and others.

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Kennworthay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kennworthay Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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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 Kennworthay 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..

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