Kennedy (surname)


Kennedy (surname)

Kennedy is a surname of Irish and Scottish origin (see Clan Kennedy). Kennedy is also used as a given name. "Kennedy" is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic "Ó Ceannéidigh" meaning "descendant of "Ceannéidigh". The Gaelic personal name "Ceannéidigh" is derived from "ceann" meaning "head" + "éidigh" meaning "ugly". [ [http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Kennedy-family-history.ashx Kennedy Name Meaning and History] Retrieved on 2008-03-22]

Surname

* Members of the Kennedy family of the United States:
** Edward "Ted" Kennedy (b. 1932) - senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
** Ethel Kennedy (b. 1928) - wife of Robert F. Kennedy
** Eunice Kennedy Shriver (b. 1921) - sister of President John F. Kennedy; wife of Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.
** Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (b. 1957) - attorney; daughter of John and Jacqueline Kennedy
** Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1929-1994) - first lady of the United States; wife of John F. Kennedy
** Jean Ann Kennedy (b. 1928) - ambassador to Ireland; sister of President John F. Kennedy
** John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) - 35th President of the United States
** John F. Kennedy, Jr. (1960-1999) - attorney, publisher; son of John and Jacqueline
** Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (1888-1969) - former Ambassador to the United Kingdom; father of President John F. Kennedy
** Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (1915-1944) - WWII pilot; Eldest son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.; .
** Joseph Patrick Kennedy II (b. 1952) - former U.S. Representative from Massachusetts; son of Robert F. Kennedy
** Kathleen Kennedy Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington (1920-1948) widow of the heir to the Devonshire dukedom; sister of President John F. Kennedy
** Patrick J. Kennedy (b. 1967) - U.S. Representative from Rhodes Island
** Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) - U.S. Senator from New York; U.S. Attorney General
** Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (b. 1954) - attorney, environmentalist, activist
** Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890-1995) - Kennedy family matriarch; mother of President John F. Kennedy
** Rosemary Kennedy (1918-2005) - oldest sister of President John F. Kennedy

* A. L. Kennedy - Scottish novelist
* Adam Kennedy - Major League Baseball player
* Alexander Kennedy - British civil engineer
* Anthony M. Kennedy - US Supreme Court Associate Justice
* Arthur Kennedy (actor) - American Actor
* Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy - British colonial administrator, Governor of Sierra Leone, Western Australia, Vancouver Island, Hong Kong and Queensland.
* Ben Kennedy - Australian rugby league player
* Betty Kennedy - retired Canadian senator, television personality
* Bill Kennedy (actor) - actor and television personality
* Bob Kennedy - Major League Baseball player and manager; father of Terry Kennedy
* Bob Kennedy (athlete) - distance runner
* Charles Kennedy - British politician, was the leader of the Liberal Democrats
* Claudia Kennedy - first female Lt. Gen in the US Army, noted intelligence officer
* Cory Kennedy - American Internet celebrity
* Courtney Kennedy - Dual Olympic Medal Winner in Women's Ice Hockey
* Diane Kennedy - American CPA, speaker, and financial writer.
* Donald Kennedy - American scientist, public administrator, and academic
* Douglas Kennedy (writer) - A UK based American author
* Duncan Kennedy - Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School
* E. S. Kennedy – British mountaineer
* Edgar Kennedy - American actor
* Edmund Kennedy - Australian explorer
* George Kennedy - American actor
* Gerard Kennedy - Canadian politician
* Graham Kennedy - Australian comedian and television presenter
* Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws - Scottish barrister, writer and politician
* Ian Kennedy - (born 1984) American baseball player
* Jack Kennedy, commonly known as Kennedy (musical artist) - American musician.
* James Kennedy (bishop) - 15th century Bishop of St Andrews
* James Kennedy (historian) - American historian
* Jamie Kennedy - American comedian and actor
* John Kennedy (baseball 1957) - American baseball player
* John Kennedy - Scottish soccer player
* John J. Kennedy - NYS Treasurer 1911-1914
* John P. Kennedy - U.S. Secretary of the Navy
* John Kennedy (theologian), 19th-century Scottish theologian
* Jonny Kennedy - subject of the documentary "The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off"; suffered from dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (EB or DEB)
* Joshua Kennedy - Australian soccer player
* Kenneth Kennedy - the first Winter Olympian for Australia
* Lena Kennedy - English romantic novelist
* Leon S. Kennedy - one of the two main characters in Resident Evil 2 and the protagonist in Resident Evil 4
* Ludovic Kennedy - British journalist, broadcaster, and author.
* Mark Kennedy (politician) - American politician
* Mark Kennedy (footballer) - Irish football (soccer) player
* Mary Kennedy - Irish television personality
* Mr. Kennedy - Stage name of professional wrestler Ken Anderson.
* Nery Kennedy - Paraguayan javelin thrower
* Nick Kennedy - Rugby player
* Nigel Kennedy - English violinist
* Paul Kennedy (historian) - British historian of international relations
* Sean Kennedy - Canadian writer, internet radio and television personality.
* Sheila Kennedy - Penthouse model in the early 1980s
* Stetson Kennedy - American human rights activist and folklore collector
* Ted Kennedy (ice hockey) - former hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs
* Terry Kennedy - Major League Baseball player; son of Bob Kennedy
* Thomas Laird Kennedy - Premier of Ontario October 19, 1948 – May 04, 1949
* Tom Kennedy - Stage name of American game show host James Narz
* Walter Kennedy (poet) - Scottish poet of the renaissance court of James IV of Scotland
* William J. Kennedy - American writer, winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
* Simone Kennedy-Doornbos - Dutch politician

Given name

* John Kennedy Toole, American novelist
* Kennedy Bakircioglü, a Swedish footballer
* Kennedy Otieno, a Kenyan cricketeer
* Kennedy Winston, a U.S. basketball player
* Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, (born 1972), American, former MTV VJ, television host and political satirist; widely known as "Kennedy" (her stage name).
* Kennedy, fictional character from TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

References

See also

* Clan Kennedy, a Scottish clan.


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