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The Irish surname Kennedy is derived from the O'Cinneide Sept that was based in County Clare in the West of the Country. Branches of the Sept migrated to Counties Antrim and Tipperary. Today the name is widespread throughout the Irealdn and in fact is among the 20 most frequently found.
MOTTO: Adhaero Virtuti MEANING: I Cling to virtue
Origin Displayed: Scottish
Origins Available: Scottish, Irish
Spelling variations include: Kennedy, Kannady, Kenardy, Kennaday, Kenneday, Kenneyday, Kennediem, MacKennedy, MacUalraig (Gaelic) and many more.
First found in Ayrshire where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Alexander Kennedy settled in Charleston in 1763; Alexander Kennedy settled in Virginia in 1774; Angus Kennedy settled in New York in 1775; Hector Kennedy settled in Philadelphia in 1806.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: Consider the end.
Suggested Readings for the name kennedy
Alford-Kennedy Family History by Eileen Alford, Ancestors and Kin by Mary Kennedy Reynolds.
Some noteworthy people of the name kennedy
Robert Francis kennedy (1925-1968) American politician
Jayne kennedy (1951-) American actress
George kennedy (1925-) American actor
Edward Moore kennedy (1932-) American politician
James kennedy (c.1408-1465) Scottish prelate
Joseph Patrick kennedy (1888-1969) American multi-millionaire
Ludovic Henry Coverley kennedy (1919-) Scottish broadcaster
Margaret kennedy (1896-1967) English novelist
William Joseph kennedy (1928-) American novelist
John Fitzgerald kennedy (1917-1963) American 35th American president
James kennedy (1928-1068) Scottish novelist
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