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The Kilvington surname is thought to be a habitational name taken on from the name of the Parish of Kilvington, in County Nottingham, on record since the Domesday Book (1086). There is also a parish of the name in the North Riding of Yorkshire, near Thirsk, listed as North Kilvington in the Domesday Book. These place names are thought to have derived from the Old English word "Kiluingtona."

Kilvington Early Origins



The surname Kilvington was first found in Yorkshire, where John de Kylvyngton (Kilvington,) was chief keeper of the forest of Nidderdale in 1322; and Edward Kilvingtone was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Kilvington Spelling Variations


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Kilvington Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Kilvington include Kilvingston, Kilvington and others.

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Kilvington Early History


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Kilvington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilvington research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1305, 1353, 1354, 1361, 1649, 1660, 1685, 1733, and 1763 are included under the topic Early Kilvington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kilvington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kilvington Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kilvington 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Kilvington or a variant listed above: Jno Kilving, who came to Virginia in 1664; W. Kilvington, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1817; as well as George Kilvington, Jane Kilvington, and Henry Kilvington, who were on record in the Census of Ontario of 1871..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilvington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilvington (post 1700)



  • Sir Patrick Kilvington (1922-1990), Australian artist, winner of the Australian National Art Prize in 1951
  • Basil Kilvington (1877-1947), Australian (English born) surgeon and medical researcher

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Kilvington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kilvington 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 20 September 2014 at 10:35.

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