Kennerly Family History
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Kennerly Name Meaning
English: according to Reaney, a habitational name from Kennerleigh in Devon, so named from the Old English personal name Cyneweard + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. However, the surname is found predominantly in Cheshire and Lancashire, suggesting that a more likely source is Kinnerley in Shropshire, which is named with the Old English personal name Cyneheard + leah. Kennerley is the much commoner spelling in the U.K.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Fennell, Kenerly, Epperly, Kinner, Hennelly, Kenner, Tennell