The Kimberlain name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the parish of Kimberley located in the counties of Norfolk
Early Origins of the Kimberlain family
The surname Kimberlain was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Kimberlain family
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Kimberlain Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Kimberlain has undergone many spelling variations
, including Kimberly, Kimberley, Kynmerley, imberle, Kymberly and many more.
Early Notables of the Kimberlain family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kimberlain family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Kimberlain were among those contributors: Thomas Kimberley, who sailed to New England
in 1635. Edward Kimberly sailed to Australia
with the First Fleet
in 1788 and D. Kimberly journeyed to San Francisco in 1853..