At Burnley Grammar School Kenneth received his primary education. The school was closed in 1981.
Kenneth attended the University of Leeds.
Kenneth Cameron was educated at the pre-war Burnley Grammar School and later attended the University of Leeds.
Cameron was the Nottingham University professor of English from 1950 to 1987, researching place-names. He is an individual with a keen interest in the origins of place-names and served as director of the English Place-Names Survey from 1963 to 1987.
As a prolific writer, Cameron managed to publish a small number of works with multiple volumes, such as the three-volume Place-Names of Derbyshire and the three-part Scandinavian Settlement in the Territory' of the Five Boroughs. Later works include his Significance of English Place-Names.
Kenneth has married Kathleen Heap in 1947.