The Kenwee family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan
of ancient Scotland
. The Kenwee family lived in the parish of Kennoway in the county of Fife
. The surname Kenwee belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kenwee family
The surname Kenwee was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Kenwee family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kenwee research.Another 230 words (16 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 Kenwee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kenwee Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred
years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations
of the name Kenwee include Kennaway, Kennoway, Kenaway, Kenneway, Kenoway and many more.
Early Notables of the Kenwee family (pre 1700)
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 Kenwee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kenwee family to Ireland
Some of the Kenwee family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 77 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 Kenwee family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence
, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Kenwee: members of the family who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.