Kilbury History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The present generation of the Kilbury family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the region of Kilby located both in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. Kilbury is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Early Origins of the Kilbury family

The surname Kilbury was first found in Northumberland 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 Kilbury family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilbury research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1351, 1560, 1610, and 1620 are included under the topic Early Kilbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kilbury 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 Kilbury include Kilby, Kilbey, Killbey, Kilbee, Kilbie, Kelby and many more.

Early Notables of the Kilbury family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Richard Kilby (1560-1620), an English scholar and priest. He was a graduate of Lincoln College, Oxford, which he also served as rector. He was appointed Regius Professor...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kilbury Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Kilbury migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Kilbury Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 22nd March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/coromandel-and-experiment


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