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The ancestors of the bearers of the Kentown family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in one of the variety of places called Kenton in the counties of Devon, Middlesex, Northumberland, and Suffolk.

Early Origins of the Kentown family


The surname Kentown 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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Early History of the Kentown family

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Early History of the Kentown family


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

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Kentown Spelling Variations

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Kentown Spelling Variations


Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Kentown include Kenton, Kentone and others.

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Early Notables of the Kentown family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Kentown family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kentown family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Kentown family to the New World and Oceana


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Kentown or a variant listed above: Richard Kenton settled in Maryland in 1634; Anne Kenton settled in Virginia in 1654.

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