Kentolm is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in one of the variety of places called Kenton in the counties of Devon
, Middlesex, Northumberland
, and Suffolk
Early Origins of the Kentolm family
The surname Kentolm was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Kentolm family
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Kentolm Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kentolm family name include Kenton, Kentone and others.
Early Notables of the Kentolm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kentolm family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Kentolm surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Richard Kenton settled in Maryland in 1634; Anne Kenton settled in Virginia in 1654.