Kilbend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Kilbend comes from when the family resided in one of three places: Kilbourne, a township, in the parish of Horsley, union of Belper, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, in Derbyshire; or Kilburn, a hamlet, in Middlesex; or Kilburn, a parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire. 
It is generally thought that the Yorkshire parish is the oldest as it was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Chileburne.  The Middlesex (Greater London) parish dates back to c. 1130 when it was known as Cuneburna and finally the Derbyshire parish was known as Kileburn in 1179. All were derived from the Old English "stream by a kiln  or "stream of a man called Cylla." 
Early Origins of the Kilbend family
The surname Kilbend was first found in Derbyshire where Ralph le Kylburn was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. 
A few years later in 1284, Richard de Killeburne was listed in Yorkshire and later again, Thomas de Kilburn was similarly listed there in 1305. 
Early History of the Kilbend family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilbend research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1576, 1587, 1626, 1746, 1807, 1605 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Kilbend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kilbend Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kilbend include Kilborne, Kilbourn, Kilbourne, Kilburn, Kilburne and others.
Early Notables of the Kilbend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kilbend family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas and his wife Frances Kilborne along with children Margaret, Lydia, Joe, Francis, Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, George, and Thomas, settled in Boston in 1634.
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