Killingbake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Killingbake is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived along the Killingbeck river. Killingbake 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 Killingbake family

The surname Killingbake was first found in Yorkshire where the earliest record of the family dates back to the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where Walter de Kelingbec gifted three bovates of land to the Knights Templar of Newsam.

Early History of the Killingbake family

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Killingbake Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Killingbake family name include Killingbeck, Killingbech and others.

Early Notables of the Killingbake family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Killingbake family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Killingbake surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Richard Killingbeck settled in Virginia in 1607; Henry Killingbeck settled in Pennsylvania in 1682.



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