The ancestry of the name Kimberlay dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the parish of Kimberley located in the counties of Norfolk
Early Origins of the Kimberlay family
The surname Kimberlay was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Kimberlay family
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Kimberlay Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kimberlay have been found, including Kimberly, Kimberley, Kynmerley, imberle, Kymberly and many more.
Early Notables of the Kimberlay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kimberlay family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Kimberlay, or a variant listed above: 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..