Killbyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancient roots of the Killbyn family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Killbyn comes from when the family lived 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 Killbyn family
The surname Killbyn 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 Killbyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Killbyn 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 Killbyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Killbyn Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Killbyn has appeared include Kilborne, Kilbourn, Kilbourne, Kilburn, Kilburne and others.
Early Notables of the Killbyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Killbyn family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Killbyn arrived in North America very early: Thomas and his wife Frances Kilborne along with children Margaret, Lydia, Joe, Francis, Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, George, and Thomas, settled in Boston in 1634.