The name Kenritch was brought to England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the given name Kendrick.
Early Origins of the Kenritch family
The surname Kenritch 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 Kenritch family
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Kenritch Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Kenrick, Kenric, Kennrick and others.
Early Notables of the Kenritch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kenritch family to Ireland
Some of the Kenritch family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Kenritch family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Kenritch or a variant listed above: E. Kenrick who settled in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1823; John Kenrick settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1796.