The name Kentombe is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of 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 Kentombe family
The surname Kentombe 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 Kentombe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kentombe research.Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 115 and 1154 are included under the topic Early Kentombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kentombe Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Kentombe has been spelled many different ways, including Kenton, Kentone and others.
Early Notables of the Kentombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kentombe family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Kentombes to arrive in North America: Richard Kenton settled in Maryland in 1634; Anne Kenton settled in Virginia in 1654.