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The name Kenstone is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from King, a nickname for someone with kingly qualities. Though originally applied as a nickname, the name King became used as a personal name. Kingson means "king's son."

Kenstone Early Origins



The surname Kenstone was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Kenstone Spelling Variations


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Kenstone Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kenstone include Kingson, Kinson, Kingsoun, Kyngsoun, Kyngesone, Kyngson, Kyngeson, Cyngessone and many more.

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Kenstone Early History


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Kenstone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kenstone research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1130, 1273, 1379, 1532, and 1585 are included under the topic Early Kenstone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kenstone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kenstone Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kenstone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Kinson, who sailed to Barbados in 1658. Elizabeth Kingson sailed to Virginia in 1670 and, by 1881; the family had settled in Ontario, where Dr. J.J. Kingson was recorded in Elgin County..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Kenstone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kenstone Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 November 2014 at 09:22.

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