Killingbick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Killingbick dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived along the Killingbeck river. Killingbick 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 Killingbick family

The surname Killingbick 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 Killingbick family

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Killingbick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Killingbick have been found, including Killingbeck, Killingbech and others.

Early Notables of the Killingbick family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Killingbick family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Killingbick, or a variant listed above: Richard Killingbeck settled in Virginia in 1607; Henry Killingbeck settled in Pennsylvania in 1682.



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