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It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Kemble was formed. The name was derived from beside a water pipe in various villages throughout England. The surname Kemble may also derive from the word piper.

Kemble Early Origins



The surname Kemble 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.

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Kemble Spelling Variations


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Kemble Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Kemble include Kimball, Kimbell, Kimbel, Kemple, Kemble, Kimble and others.

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Kemble Early History


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Kemble Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kemble research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1599 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Kemble History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kemble Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kemble Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kemble Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Kemble were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Kemble Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Kemble, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Kemble Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E C Kemble, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Kemble Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • J R Kemble, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Kemble Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Kemble arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1849

Kemble Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Kemble landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Adelaide
  • William Kemble arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kemble (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kemble (post 1700)



  • William Henry Kemble (d. 1891), American Republican politician, Pennsylvania State Treasurer, 1865-68; Member of Republican National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1868-
  • John C. Kemble, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County, 1832; Member of New York State Senate 3rd District, 1834-36; Resigned 1836
  • Gouverneur Kemble (1786-1875), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1837-41; Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention, 1846
  • Charles S. Kemble, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Burlington County, 1858-59
  • Charles R. Kemble, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1928
  • Benjamin Kemble, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Burlington County, 1847-49
  • Edwin C. Kemble (1889-1984), North American physicist
  • Gouverneur Kemble (1786-1875), North American industrialist and two-term United States Congressman
  • Adelaide Kemble (1815-1879), English opera singer
  • Roger Kemble (1721-1802), English strolling player and manager of the Warwickshire Company of Comedians
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Kemble Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kemble 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 November 2016 at 16:29.

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