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."
Early Origins of the Kilvington family
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. 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)
Early History of the Kilvington family
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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.
Early Notables of the Kilvington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kilvington family to the New World and Oceana
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..
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
Historic Events for the Kilvington family
- John Elliott Kilvington (d. 1945), British Electrical Artificer 4th Class aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html