Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the manor of Kenworthy in East Cheshire. The surname Kenworde belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Kenworde family
Cheshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Kenworde family
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Kenworde Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Kenworde include Kenworthy, Kennworthy, Kenworthie and others.
Early Notables of the Kenworde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kenworde family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Kenworde were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Kenworthy, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1813. Among those to follow this first settler were, James Kenworthy (1844), Joseph (1847), Kennard (1854), John (1856), Charles (1864) and Mark (1868), all to Philadelphia..
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