The ancient roots of the Kimberling family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Kimberling comes from when the family lived in the parish of Kimberley located in the counties of Norfolk
Early Origins of the Kimberling family
The surname Kimberling was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Kimberling family
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Kimberling Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Kimberling has appeared include Kimberly, Kimberley, Kynmerley, imberle, Kymberly and many more.
Early Notables of the Kimberling family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kimberling family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Kimberling arrived in North America very early: 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..