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The ancestors of the name Kentege date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Kentege family lived in the county of Kent. The surname Kentege belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names. As a general rule, the greater the distance between individuals and their homelands, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, people who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of the region or country from which they came.

Kentege Early Origins



The surname Kentege was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. The first record of this family was at Thatcham, shown in the Domesday Book as King's Land, containing a church and two mills. This is one of Berkshire's oldest villages.

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Kentege Early History


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Kentege Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kentege research. Another 379 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1190, 1296, 1413, 1391, 1393, 1401, 1405, 1409, 1383, 1390 and 1404 are included under the topic Early Kentege History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kentege Spelling Variations


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Kentege Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Kentege are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Kentege include: Kent, Kents, Kentish and others.

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Kentege Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kentege Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include John Kent (died 1413), a politician from Reading in the English county of Berkshire, a mercer in the town of Reading and was elected Mayor there for the years 1391-2, 1393-4, 1401-2...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kentege Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kentege In Ireland


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Kentege In Ireland



Some of the Kentege family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kentege or a variant listed above: Humphrey Kent and his wife Joane, who settled in Virginia in 1619; Richard and Stephen Kent who settled in Newbury Port in Massachusetts in 1634; Edward Kent, who settled in New England in 1630.

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