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Where did the English Killick family come from? What is the English Killick family crest and coat of arms? When did the Killick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Killick family history?The lineage of the name Killick begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Kilnwick or Kilnwick Percy in the East Riding of Yorkshire. They are now found in Humberside, a new county formed after the reorganization of local government in England in 1974. The place-name is based on the Old English personal name Cylla, and means "farm of a man named Cylla." Kilnwick was recorded as Chileuuit in the Domesday Book in 1086, and as Killingwic in the 12th century. Kilnwick Percy was called Chelingewic in 1086, as is recorded in the Domesday Book. The surname means "of Kilnwick."
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Killick has undergone many spelling variations, including Killick, Killwick, Killik, Killicke and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Killick research. Another 313 words(22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Killick History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Killick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Killick were among those contributors:
Killick Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Killick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Killick Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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