Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Kenselloe originally appeared in Gaelic as Cinnsealach. This surname is derived from the Clan
name Ui Ceinnsealaigh.
Early Origins of the Kenselloe family
The surname Kenselloe was first found in County Wexford
(Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings
as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland
, in the province of Leinster
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Kenselloe family
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Kenselloe Spelling Variations
Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations
of the name Kenselloe dating from that time include Kinsella, Kinsellagh, Kincheloe,Kenselloe, Kinsello and many more.
Early Notables of the Kenselloe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kenselloe family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Irish families
left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Kenselloe: Michael Kinsella, who settled in Philadelphia in 1860; and John Alexander Kinsella who settled there in 1846.