First name origins & meanings:
- Irish, Scottish: Chief with helmet
- Gaelic: Helmeted chief
First name variations: Kennedi, Kennady, Kenny, Ken, Canady
Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó
Ceannéidigh ‘descendant of Ceannéidigh’, a personal
name derived from ceann ‘head’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.
- Kennedy ancestral lands are found both in Ireland and in Scotland,
where the family’s medieval ancestral seat is sited on the Ayrshire
coast, facing the Irish Sea.
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