The Kentum name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in one of the variety of places called Kenton in the counties of Devon
, Middlesex, Northumberland
, and Suffolk
Early Origins of the Kentum family
The surname Kentum 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 Kentum family
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Kentum Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Kentum has undergone many spelling variations
, including Kenton, Kentone and others.
Early Notables of the Kentum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kentum family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Kentum were among those contributors: Richard Kenton settled in Maryland in 1634; Anne Kenton settled in Virginia in 1654.