The Kenworthey name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the manor of Kenworthy in East Cheshire
. The surname Kenworthey 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 Kenworthey family
The surname Kenworthey was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Kenworthey family
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Kenworthey 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 Kenworthey has undergone many spelling variations
, including Kenworthy, Kennworthy, Kenworthie and others.
Early Notables of the Kenworthey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kenworthey 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 Kenworthey were among those contributors: 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..