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The name Kilmer finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a lime burner, a person in charge of a kiln.

Kilmer Early Origins



The surname Kilmer was first found in Lancashire 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.

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Kilmer Spelling Variations


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Kilmer Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Kilmer has been recorded under many different variations, including Kilner, Kilnore, Kelner and others.

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Kilmer Early History


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Kilmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilmer research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1292 and 1627 are included under the topic Early Kilmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kilmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kilmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kilmer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kilmer or a variant listed above:

Kilmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Kilmer (also Kuhlmann) of Altengronau, and his Wife Anna Margaretha, who were Palatines, on record in New York State in 1710

Kilmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cordelia Kilmer, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1896

Kilmer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • C.E. Kilmer, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Edith J. Kilmer, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Fred B. Kilmer, aged 59, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Arthur Kilmer, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Ester Kilmer, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilmer (post 1700)



  • Derek Christian Kilmer (b. 1974), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington (2013-)
  • William Orland "Billy" Kilmer Jr. (b. 1939), American NFL football quarterback who played from 1961 to 1978
  • Val Edward Kilmer (b. 1959), American stage and screen actor, perhaps best known for his role in the blockbuster action film Top Gun (1986) and as Bruce Wayne in Batman Forever (1995)
  • H. A. Kilmer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1904
  • Cynthia Bradley Kilmer, American politician, Mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, 2006
  • C. S. Kilmer, American politician, Industrial Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1890
  • Beverly Kilmer (b. 1951), American Republican politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 7th District, 1999-; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2004
  • John Edward Kilmer (1930-1952), United States Navy officer, and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Korean War
  • Dr. Sylvester Andral Kilmer (1840-1924), American MD of Cobleskill, New York, creator of "Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root"
  • Alfred Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), American poet, killed in WWI

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Kilmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kilmer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 March 2016 at 07:50.

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