The ancestors of the name Kernby date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Kernby family lived in the region of Carnaby
a parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Kernby family
The surname Kernby was first found in Northumberland
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Kernby family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kernby research.Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1407, 1404, 1541, 1595, 1645, 1624, 1628, 1629, 1640, 1640 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Kernby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kernby Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Kernby are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Kernby include: Carnaby, Carnabey and others.
Early Notables of the Kernby family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir William Carnaby (died 1407), English politician, Member of Parliament for Northumberland
in 1404; Leonard Cornaby, High Sheriff
of Northumberland... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kernby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kernby family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kernby or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Carnaby who settled in Virginia in 1741.