Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in one of the places called Kennington in Berkshire, Kent, or Surrey. The surname Kinnington 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 Kinnington family
Kent, Berkshire and Surrey, where they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest. The district of Kennington in Surrey is by far the oldest places on record. "The name is said to be of Saxon origin, there having been a royal palace here prior to the Conquest, whence the appellation Cynington, from the Saxon Cyning, a king. Kennington is distinguished in history as the scene of the banquet, or marriage festival of a Danish nobleman, at which Hardicanute, the son of Canute the Great, became the victim of his own intemperance, or, according to some writers, was poisoned." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Kinnington family
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Kinnington Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kinnington family name include Kennington, Kenington, Keninton, Kenyngeton and many more.
Early Notables of the Kinnington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kinnington family to Ireland
Some of the Kinnington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kinnington family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Kinnington surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Kennington, who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1777 and Andrew and Catherine Kenning, who settled in Mobile, Alabama in 1832.
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