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The Anglo-Saxon name Killingback comes from the family having resided along the Killingbeck river. Killingback 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.

Killingback Early Origins



The surname Killingback was first found in Yorkshire 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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Killingback Spelling Variations


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Killingback Spelling Variations



Killingback has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Killingbeck, Killingbech and others.

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Killingback Early History


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Killingback Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Killingback research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Killingback History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Killingback Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Killingback Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Killingback 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Killingback Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Killingback arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Killingback (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Killingback (post 1700)



  • Debbie Killingback, American actress, known for For Queen & Country (1988), Empire State (1987) and Tank Malling (1989)
  • Edward Killingback, English actor, best known for his role in the play Posh, West End Cast (2012), and in About a Dog (2014) and Don't Hang Up (2015)
  • Tosher Killingback, English competitor at the Britain's Strongest Man at the inaugural event in 1979
  • Jack Killingback, English Labour candidate for Creech Barrow in the Purbeck District Council election, 2006

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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Killingback Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Killingback 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 28 April 2015 at 16:46.

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