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Kilner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient name of Kilner finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a lime burner, a person in charge of a kiln.

Early Origins of the Kilner family


The surname Kilner 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.

Early History of the Kilner family


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Kilner 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 Kilner family name include Kilner, Kilnore, Kelner and others.

Early Notables of the Kilner family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kilner family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Kilner surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Kilner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Kilner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Richard Kilner, aged 25, who landed in Barbados in 1684 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Kilner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Kilner, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1762

Kilner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Kilner, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES originally CHARLES FORBES 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirCharlesForbes.gif

Kilner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Kilner, aged 40, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Mary Kilner, aged 36, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Jane Kilner, aged 10, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Sarah Kilner, aged 6, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • William Kilner, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kilner (post 1700)


  • Kevin Kilner (b. 1958), American television and film actor
  • Roy Kilner (1890-1928), English cricket player
  • Dorothy Kilner (1755-1836), English writer of children's books
  • Walter John Kilner (1847-1920), British physician, studied the phenomenon of the human aura

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Citations


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES originally CHARLES FORBES 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirCharlesForbes.gif

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