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The ancestors of the name Kilsby date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Kilsby family lived in the region of Kilby located both in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. Kilsby 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.

Kilsby Early Origins



The surname Kilsby was first found in Northumberland 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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Kilsby Spelling Variations


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Kilsby Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Kilsby are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Kilsby include: Kilby, Kilbey, Killbey, Kilbee, Kilbie, Kelby and many more.

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Kilsby Early History


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Kilsby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilsby research. Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1351, 1560, 1610, and 1620 are included under the topic Early Kilsby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kilsby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kilsby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include: Richard Kilby (1560-1620), an English scholar and priest. He was a graduate of Lincoln College, Oxford, which he also served as rector. He was appointed Regius Professor...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kilsby 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kilsby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Kilsby, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sea Queen"
  • George Kilsby, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"

Kilsby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Kilsby, aged 24, a smith, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Emma Kilsby, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856

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Kilsby Historic Events


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Kilsby Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Charles Kilsby (1847-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    11. ...

    The Kilsby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kilsby 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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