Killingbock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Killingbock name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived along the Killingbeck river. Killingbock 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 Killingbock family

The surname Killingbock 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 Killingbock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Killingbock research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1682, 1688, 1722, 1677, 1690 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Killingbock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Killingbock Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Killingbock were recorded, including Killingbeck, Killingbech and others.

Early Notables of the Killingbock family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Killingbock family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Killingbock family emigrate to North America: Richard Killingbeck settled in Virginia in 1607; Henry Killingbeck settled in Pennsylvania in 1682.



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