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smiddykilry
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Name Change

Post by smiddykilry » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:58 pm

Hello once again
Can anybody explain why a family in the 1700's Scotland would start to change their name from Kandow to Kennedy, I have tried looking on line but getting nowhere fast. Can you help.

All the Best
Smid
Dunn, Rough, Smith, Bruce, Paterson, Paton. Wylie,
Stewart, Reid, Gardiner, Rollo, Turner, Dutch, Laing, Forsyth, Robb, Hardie.
Kennedy, Kandow, Winter, Vollum, Hastie.

jgmills
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Re: Name Change

Post by jgmills » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:39 pm

Is Candow / Kandow Gaelic, and Kennedy being anglicised version. Have you seen any link to Jacobites? Maybe after 1745 might have had an impact depending on where they were from.

smiddykilry
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Re: Name Change

Post by smiddykilry » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:51 am

Hi jg
Thank you for the reply,
This family were in the Angus Glens so could very well have been Jacobite's although have yet to find their name recorded. I wondered if they could be Irish as there seems to be a strong Irish connection re DNA test results from desendents.

Thanks Again
Smid
Dunn, Rough, Smith, Bruce, Paterson, Paton. Wylie,
Stewart, Reid, Gardiner, Rollo, Turner, Dutch, Laing, Forsyth, Robb, Hardie.
Kennedy, Kandow, Winter, Vollum, Hastie.

WilmaM
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Re: Name Change

Post by WilmaM » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:57 am

When do you notice the change?
As jg says a Jacobite connection often meant a change of name.

Did they move area around that time?

Other reasons could be as simple as whoever recorded the name on official documents misheard and wrote what they thought they said, or used the most common version. As few could read/write surnames have 'evolved' through the years.
Particularly as a Gaelic or Irish accent could be involved.

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Re: Name Change

Post by Currie » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:10 pm

In the Glasgow Herald, December 31, 1855, there’s a report of the death of a William Candow or Kennedy, a pauper, aged 73 years, in the parish of Glenisla. See half way down second column this page. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=U ... %2C6202571

In 1841 he is Candaw, and in 1851 Kennedy.

Piece: SCT1841/290 Place: Glenisla -Angus Enumeration District: 6
Civil Parish: Glenisla Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 6 Page: 3
Address: Sernshloch

CANDAW William M 60 Outside Census County (1841)


Piece: SCT1851/290 Place: Glenisla -Angus Enumeration District: 5
Civil Parish: Glenisla Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 0 Page: 2 Schedule: 5
Address: Scuishloch

KENNEDY William Head U M 73 Pauper Formerly Agric Labourer Angus - Lintrathen


Alan

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Re: Name Change

Post by smiddykilry » Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:12 pm

Hi
Thank you all for your replies and info, thanks Allan for the link, I know this place very well and walk past quite often I see a death recorded on SP so next time I have credits I'll have a look he has to be part of the same famly as they did havel inks with Lentrathen.

All The Best
Smid
Dunn, Rough, Smith, Bruce, Paterson, Paton. Wylie,
Stewart, Reid, Gardiner, Rollo, Turner, Dutch, Laing, Forsyth, Robb, Hardie.
Kennedy, Kandow, Winter, Vollum, Hastie.

smiddykilry
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Re: Name Change

Post by smiddykilry » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:23 am

Hold the phone :!:
Ancestry have just updated my DNA test results and now I have gone from being 48% Scottish to 92% Scottish :o :o that's a big leap, so now my origins point to the North and West (Highlands and Islands) rather than the South West (North West Ireland) :D not that I had a problem with being descended from "Niall of the Nine Hostages" but now I may have to curtail my Warlord Activities :wink:

All the Best
Smid
Dunn, Rough, Smith, Bruce, Paterson, Paton. Wylie,
Stewart, Reid, Gardiner, Rollo, Turner, Dutch, Laing, Forsyth, Robb, Hardie.
Kennedy, Kandow, Winter, Vollum, Hastie.

Falkyrn
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Re: Name Change

Post by Falkyrn » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:00 pm

In Blacks Surnames CANDOW is listed as an old name in Scotland primarily from the Angus area with variants KENDO & KENDOW. (Tazour Candow is listed as a tenant of Wester Drumme in 1474 and he cites the existance of a Candow Park in Aberdeen in 1450. In discussing the origins of the name he believes it is primarily a local name and doubts a claim that it may be from gaelic for black head (ceann dubh).

It is possible that a name change was used to associate with the more powerful Kennedy name (or for any of the other reasons already mentioned)
~RJ Paton~

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Re: Name Change

Post by SarahND » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:33 pm

smiddykilry wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:23 am
Hold the phone :!:
Ancestry have just updated my DNA test results and now I have gone from being 48% Scottish to 92% Scottish :o :o
My results have also made a big leap in percent Scottish. Here is how they are explaining it: https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/202 ... estimates/

[cheers]
Sarah

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Re: Name Change

Post by smiddykilry » Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:14 pm

Hi Sarah
Thank you for that very interesting, looking forward to the next update :D
With Dna testing I have found an absent G Grandfather and a hole new family to explore [cheers]
Smid
Dunn, Rough, Smith, Bruce, Paterson, Paton. Wylie,
Stewart, Reid, Gardiner, Rollo, Turner, Dutch, Laing, Forsyth, Robb, Hardie.
Kennedy, Kandow, Winter, Vollum, Hastie.

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