The ancestors of the Kentoomb surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in one of the variety of places called Kenton in the counties of Devon
, Middlesex, Northumberland
, and Suffolk
Early Origins of the Kentoomb family
The surname Kentoomb 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 Kentoomb family
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Kentoomb Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kentoomb include Kenton, Kentone and others.
Early Notables of the Kentoomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kentoomb family to Ireland
Some of the Kentoomb family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kentoomb family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Richard Kenton settled in Maryland in 1634; Anne Kenton settled in Virginia in 1654.