Show ContentsKillingbeck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Killingbeck begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived along the Killingbeck river. Killingbeck 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 Killingbeck family

The surname Killingbeck 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 Killingbeck family

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Killingbeck Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Killingbeck has undergone many spelling variations, including Killingbeck, Killingbech and others.

Early Notables of the Killingbeck family (pre 1700)

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United States Killingbeck migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Killingbeck were among those contributors:

Killingbeck Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Killingbeck, who settled in Virginia in 1607
  • Richard Killingbeck, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1607 [1]
  • Henry Killingbeck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682 [1]

Australia Killingbeck migration to Australia +

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

Killingbeck Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Frederick Killingbeck, English convict who was convicted in York, Yorkshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Augusta Jessie" on 27 September 1834, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Killingbeck (post 1700) +

  • John B. Killingbeck (b. 1960), British Antarctic Survey glaciologist in 1960-63, eponym of Killingbeck Island, Antarctica
  • Molly Killingbeck (1959-1984), Canadian silver medalist track and field at the 1984 Summer Olympics

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th August 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook