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The name Kinyon is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the township of Kenyon found in the parish of Winwick in the county of Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Kinyon family


The surname Kinyon was first found in Lancashire where Lord Kenyon's family are descended from the Kenyons of Peele and their surname is doubtless derived from the township of Kenyon in that shire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
"Early mention is made of a family of the local name, and also of the Lauton family, of whom Jordan de Lauton, in the reign of Edward I., assumed the name of Kenyon. Kenyon Hall, the original residence of the Kenyons, was rebuilt in the 17th century, and is the property of the earl [of Wilton]. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Lowton in Lancashire "gave name to a family who subsequently adopted the surname of Kenyon from their possessions in a neighbouring township." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Early History of the Kinyon family

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Early History of the Kinyon family


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Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1812, 1869 and 1848 are included under the topic Early Kinyon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinyon Spelling Variations

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Kinyon Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Kinyon has been spelled many different ways, including Kenyon, Kenion, Kennion and others.

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Early Notables of the Kinyon family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Kinyon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kinyon family to Ireland

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Migration of the Kinyon family to Ireland


Some of the Kinyon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kinyon family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Kinyon family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Kinyons to arrive in North America: Henry Kenyon arrived in Philadelphia in 1795; Bernard, James, Peter, Robert, Samuel and Thomas Kenyon all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinyon (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinyon (post 1700)


  • Bert Kinyon, American actor, known for his work on Copycat (1995) Getting Even with Dad (1994) and The Tripper (2006)
  • Barry Kinyon, American actor, best remembered for his role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
  • Jon Kinyon (b. 1962), American filmmaker, film editor and stop motion animator

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The Kinyon Motto

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The Kinyon Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Magnanimiter crucem sustine
Motto Translation: Sustain the cross (i.e. support afflictions) with magnanimity.


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Citations

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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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