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The name Kimball has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from beside a water pipe in various villages throughout England. The surname Kimball may also derive from the word piper.

Kimball Early Origins



The surname Kimball was first found in Buckinghamshire 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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Kimball Spelling Variations


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Kimball Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kimball include Kimball, Kimbell, Kimbel, Kemple, Kemble, Kimble and others.

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Kimball Early History


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Kimball Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kimball research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1599 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Kimball History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kimball Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kimball Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kimball 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Kimball Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Kimball arrived in New England in 1630, moving on to Boston with his wife Susan and children John, Martha, Mary, Richard, and Thomas
  • Henry Kimball, who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1638
  • Thomas Kimball, who arrived in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1665
  • Richard Kimball, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1675

Kimball Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Stephen Kimball, who landed in Mississippi in 1798

Kimball Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John and George Kimball settled in New York in 1823
  • James and John Kimball both arrived at San Francisco in 1850
  • Thomas E Kimball, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • G Kimball, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Charles Kimball, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kimball Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John I Kimball, who landed in Canada in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kimball (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kimball (post 1700)



  • Edward Lawrence Kimball (1930-2016), American scholar, lawyer, and historian, emeritus law professor at Brigham Young University (BYU)
  • Arthur Lionel Kimball III (1941-2014), American politician, Member of the Utah State Senate from 1977 to 1982
  • Brigadier-General Allen Russell Kimball (1886-1951), American Commanding General Schenectady General Supply Depot, New York (1945-1946)
  • Sumner Increase Kimball (1834-1923), American lawyer with the US Coast Guard, organizer of the U.S. Life-Saving Service
  • Sidney Fiske Kimball (1888-1955), American architect and writer
  • Cheyenne Nichole Kimball (b. 1990), American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • Michael Kimball (b. 1967), American novelist
  • William Wirt Kimball (1848-1930), U.S. naval officer and an early pioneer in the development of submarines
  • Bruce Kimball (b. 1963), American Olympic Silver Medalist
  • Thomas Rogers Kimball (1862-1934), American architect
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Kimball Historic Events


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Kimball Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Gertrude Kimball, (née Parsons), aged 45, American First Class passenger from Boston, Massachusetts who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 5
  • Mr. Edwin Nelson Kimball Jr., aged 42, American First Class passenger from Boston, Massachusetts who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 5

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Suggested Readings for the name Kimball


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Suggested Readings for the name Kimball



  • Genealogy of the Kemble Family in America by Kemble Stout.
  • The Kimble Family from Z to A by Seruch Titus Kimble.

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Kimball Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kimball Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kimball 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.

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