Fife. The surname Kenoway belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kenoway family
Fife, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Kenoway family
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Kenoway Spelling Variations
hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Kenoway has been spelled Kennaway, Kennoway, Kenaway, Kenneway, Kenoway and many more.
Early Notables of the Kenoway family (pre 1700)
Clan at this time was Sir John Kennaway (1758-1836) of Exeter, soldier and diplomat. Some of the Kennaway family originated in Fife, Scotland moved to Devon in the late 17th century where Sir John Kennaway became...
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Migration of the Kenoway family to Ireland
Some of the Kenoway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kenoway family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Kenoway: members of the family who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.
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