The ancient roots of the Kentom family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Kentom comes from when the family lived in one of the variety of places called Kenton in the counties of Devon
, Middlesex, Northumberland
, and Suffolk
Early Origins of the Kentom family
The surname Kentom 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 Kentom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kentom research.Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 115 and 1154 are included under the topic Early Kentom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kentom Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Kentom has appeared include Kenton, Kentone and others.
Early Notables of the Kentom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kentom family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Kentom arrived in North America very early: Richard Kenton settled in Maryland in 1634; Anne Kenton settled in Virginia in 1654.