Early Origins of the Kenson family
The surname Kenson was first found in Lothian
where they held a family seat
on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest
many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire
. The name was first recorded as part of the Gun Clan
which settled on the border in 1346 having broken away from the main Clan
Will 'the Crowner' Gunn acquired lands here.
Early History of the Kenson family
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Kenson Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gunnison, Gunneson, Kenneson, Kenniston, Kennison, Kennerson, Gunnerson, Kenson and many more.
Early Notables of the Kenson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kenson family to Ireland
Some of the Kenson family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Kenson family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kenson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Kenson, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848