The ancient roots of the Kenwork family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Kenwork comes from when the family lived in the manor of Kenworthy in East Cheshire
. The surname Kenwork 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 Kenwork family
The surname Kenwork was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Kenwork family
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Kenwork Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Kenwork has appeared include Kenworthy, Kennworthy, Kenworthie and others.
Early Notables of the Kenwork family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kenwork family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Kenwork arrived in North America very early: 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..