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Kimbell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The generations and branches of the Kimbell family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Kimbell comes from beside a water pipe in various villages throughout England. The surname Kimbell may also derive from the word piper.

Early Origins of the Kimbell family


The surname Kimbell was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Kimbell family


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Kimbell Spelling Variations


Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Kimbell include Kimball, Kimbell, Kimbel, Kemple, Kemble, Kimble and others.

Early Notables of the Kimbell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kimbell family to the New World and Oceana


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Kimbell or a variant listed above:

Kimbell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Laura Kimbell, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Charlotte Kimbell, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • R. Kimbell, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1893

Kimbell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George F. Kimbell, aged 46, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Viktor Kimbell, aged 32, who settled in America from Burnbank, Scotland, in 1908
  • Alice Kimbell, aged 31, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Helen A. Kimbell, aged 60, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Seth Kimbell, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kimbell Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Elizabeth Kimbell, aged 48, who emigrated to Sudbury, Ontario Canada, in 1914
  • Albert Kimbell, aged 48, who emigrated to Sudbury, Ontario Canada, in 1914

Contemporary Notables of the name Kimbell (post 1700)


  • Abigail R. Kimbell, the 16th and first female Chief of the U.S. Forest Service
  • John Kimbell (b. 1969), American professional golfer
  • Douglas "Doug" Burns Kimbell (1960-1988), American silver medalist water polo player at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Kay Kimbell (1886-1964), American entrepreneur and philanthropist, eponym of the Kimbell Art Museum
  • Ralph Raymond Kimbell (1884-1964), English cricketer

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