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
. 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.
Early Origins of the Kilsby family
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.
Early History of the Kilsby family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Kilsby family (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.
Migration of the Kilsby family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kilsby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Kilsby, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sea Queen" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA QUEEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850SeaQueen.htm
- George Kilsby, aged 30, a labourer, who 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, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
- Emma Kilsby, aged 27, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
Historic Events for the Kilsby family
Air New Zealand Flight 901
- Mr. Geoffrey Michael Kilsby (1944-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Levin, North Island, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; he died in the crash
- Mr. Anthony John Kilsby (1935-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Levin, North Island, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; he died in the crash
- 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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html