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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.

Kimbley Early Origins



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.

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Kimbley Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kimbley Early History


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Kimbley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kimbley research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1599 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Kimbley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kimbley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kimbley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kimbley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Kimbley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kimbley 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 10 January 2013 at 14:05.

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