The origins of the name Kimbley are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from beside a water pipe in various villages throughout England
. The surname Kimbley may also derive from the word piper.
Early Origins of the Kimbley family
The surname Kimbley was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Kimbley family
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Kimbley Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kimbley family name include Kimball, Kimbell, Kimbel, Kemple, Kemble, Kimble and others.
Early Notables of the Kimbley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kimbley family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Kimbley surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Kimbley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Richard Kimbley, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1893
Kimbley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Howard Gilbert Kimbley, aged 28, who settled in Riverside, California, in 1916
- Florence P Kimbley, aged 42, who settled in Greenwich, Conn, in 1922
- Frank R Kimbley, aged 48, who emigrated to Greenwich, Conn, in 1922