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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)



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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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 [2]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, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Jane Kenworthy, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Sarah Kenworthy, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Ann Kenworthy, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Ralph Kenworthy, who 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)



  • Shirra Kenworthy (b. 1943), Canadian bronze medalist figure skater at the 1963 North American Championships
  • William Jennings Kenworthy (1886-1950), American Major League Baseball second baseman who played from 1912 to 1917
  • Richard Lee "Dick" Kenworthy (1941-2010), American Major League Baseball third baseman
  • Michael Kenworthy (b. 1975), American actor
  • Samuel R. Kenworthy, American politician, Delegate to Illinois convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Kenworthy (b. 1947), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1979 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George B. Kenworthy, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Senate 13th District, 1956 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank L. Kenworthy, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920 (alternate), 1924, 1928, 1932 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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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