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Kenens
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naamsvermeldingen en literatuurreferenties:

• Kenens, Keenen(s), Ken(e)s, Cenens, Kenne(n)s, Ken(n)is, Quenis, K(e)ynen, Kiene(n), Kinnen, Verkennis --- Patr. Kenen, vleivorm van Christianus. Naamsvermeldingen: Christianus dictus Kenen filius Johannis quondam Christiani, Tienen 1340; Kenen Vetters, Hasselt 1414 = Kennen Vetter, 1417 = Kerstyaen Vetters, 1421; Laurentius Kerstiaens alias Kenens, Leuven 1510 [WFB2, p 676].
• English: from the Middle English personal name Kene, a short form of Old English names formed with either C n- (from c n 'keen') or Cyne- (from cyne-, combining form of cynn 'kin, family'. English: nickname from Middle English kene 'wise, brave, proud, keen' [DAFN, vol. 2, p 287].
• Als waternaam: de Kene, de Keen Watering, Kenenburch onder Delft [Cruquius-1712, achttiende stuk (kaartblad Papsousepolder)].
• Keen(e), Keen(e)s, Kean(e), Kéan:  Patr. Korte vorm van Oe. VN, zoals Kenward, Kenway. Oe. cêne, Me. kene: wijs, moedig, trots. 1188 Ricardus filius Kene (REANEY).  [WFB2]

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