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The name Kenworthy belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the manor of Kenworthy in East Cheshire. The surname Kenworthy belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Kenworthy Early Origins



The surname Kenworthy was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Kenworthy Spelling Variations


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Kenworthy Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few 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 Kenworthy include Kenworthy, Kennworthy, Kenworthie and others.

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Kenworthy Early History


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Kenworthy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kenworthy research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1389, 1588 and 1616 are included under the topic Early Kenworthy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kenworthy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kenworthy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kenworthy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Kenworthy were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Kenworthy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Kenworthy, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1813
  • William Kenworthy, who landed in New York, NY in 1826
  • James Kenworthy (1844), Joseph (1847), Kennard (1854), John (1856), Charles (1864) and Mark (1868), all to Philadelphia
  • John Kenworthy, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866

Kenworthy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Kenworthy, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Kenworthy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Kenworthy arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Jane Kenworthy arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Sarah Kenworthy arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Ann Kenworthy arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Ralph Kenworthy arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kenworthy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kenworthy (post 1700)



  • Silas Kenworthy, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 14th District, 1874
  • Samuel S. Kenworthy, American politician, Mayor of Belleville, New Jersey, 1932
  • Samuel R. Kenworthy, American politician, Delegate to Illinois convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • Paul Kenworthy, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1944; Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Senate 18th District, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954
  • Mary M. Kenworthy, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Secretary of State of Michigan, 1956; Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 12th District, 1958
  • James Kenworthy (b. 1947), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1979
  • George B. Kenworthy, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Senate 13th District, 1956
  • Frank L. Kenworthy, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920 (alternate), 1924, 1928, 1932
  • Charles E. Kenworthy, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956
  • Shirra Kenworthy (b. 1943), Canadian bronze medalist figure skater at the 1963 North American Championships
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Kenworthy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kenworthy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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