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Kenstone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Kenstone family

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

Early History of the Kenstone family

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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.

Early Notables of the Kenstone family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Kenstone family to the New World and Oceana

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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