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
before the Norman Conquest.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kimberly research.Another 118 words (8 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.
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.
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, who landed in Maryland in 1684 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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