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The ancestry of the name Kentoom dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in one of the variety of places called Kenton in the counties of Devon, Middlesex, Northumberland, and Suffolk.

Kentoom Early Origins



The surname Kentoom 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.

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Kentoom Spelling Variations


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Kentoom Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kentoom have been found, including Kenton, Kentone and others.

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Kentoom Early History


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Kentoom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kentoom research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 115 and 1154 are included under the topic Early Kentoom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kentoom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kentoom Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kentoom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Kentoom, or a variant listed above: Richard Kenton settled in Maryland in 1634; Anne Kenton settled in Virginia in 1654.

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Citations



    Other References

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    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Kentoom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kentoom Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 24 April 2014 at 15:45.

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