The ancestors of the Kenway family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the
. They lived in the parish of Kennoway in the county of
. The surname Kenway belongs to the category of
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
from very early times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kenway research.Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1221, 1684, 1687, 1693, 1840, 1758, 1836, 1780, 1786, 1791, 1788 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Kenway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
In medieval Scotland
, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations
were the result. Over the years, the name Kenway has been spelled Kennaway, Kennoway, Kenaway, Kenneway, Kenoway and many more.
Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was Sir John Kennaway (1758-1836) of Exeter
, soldier and diplomat. Some of the Kennaway family originated in Fife, Scotland
moved to Devon
in the late 17th century where Sir John Kennaway became... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kenway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.