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The ancestors of the name Kimberley date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the parish of Kimberley located in the counties of Norfolk and Nottinghamshire.

Kimberley Early Origins



The surname Kimberley was first found in Nottinghamshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.

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Kimberley Spelling Variations


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Kimberley Spelling Variations



Kimberley has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Kimberley have been found, including Kimberly, Kimberley, Kynmerley, imberle, Kymberly and many more.

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Kimberley Early History


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Kimberley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kimberley research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1300, 1308, 1571, 1639 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Kimberley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kimberley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kimberley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kimberley 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Kimberleys to arrive on North American shores:

Kimberley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Kimberley, who sailed to New England in 1635

Kimberley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Kimberley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lorraine" in 1878
  • Kate Kimberley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lorraine" in 1878
  • Matilda Kimberley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lorraine" in 1878
  • Winifred Kimberley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lorraine" in 1878
  • Catherine Kimberley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lorraine" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kimberley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kimberley (post 1700)



  • Barry Robert Kimberley (b. 1957), Australian rules footballer who played from 1979 to 1986, awarded the 1984 Simpson Medal

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    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. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Kimberley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kimberley 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 4 January 2016 at 07:10.

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