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.
Early Origins of the Killingback family
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.
Early History of the Killingback family
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Killingback Spelling Variations
Killingback has been spelled many different ways. 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. Spelling variants included: Killingbeck, Killingbech and others.
Early Notables of the Killingback family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Killingback family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Killingback Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Killingback, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington" in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851DukeOfWellington.htm
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