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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Kimberly is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the parish of Kimberley located in the counties of Norfolk and Nottinghamshire.

Kimberly Early Origins



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

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Kimberly Spelling Variations


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Kimberly Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Kimberly has been spelled many different ways, including Kimberly, Kimberley, Kynmerley, imberle, Kymberly and many more.

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Kimberly Early History


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Kimberly Early History



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

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Kimberly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kimberly Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Kimberlys to arrive in North America:

Kimberly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Kimberly, aged 21, landed in Maryland in 1684

Kimberly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D. Kimberly journeyed to San Francisco in 1853

Kimberly Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kimberly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kimberly (post 1700)



  • Rear Admiral Lewis Ashfield Kimberly (1830-1902), American officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War, eponym of the USS Kimberly (DD-80), a Wickes-class destroyer and the USS Kimberly (DD-521), a Fletcher-class destroyer
  • Kayton Kimberly (b. 1969), American author, entrepreneur and businessman, best known for his debut book Repossess Your Life!
  • Oliver Kimberly, American business executive
  • George Douglas Kimberly, prominent American physician

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Kimberly Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Kimberly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kimberly 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 December 2016 at 22:21.

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