name Kimbrall comes from beside a water pipe in various villages throughout England
. The surname Kimbrall may also derive from the word piper.
Early Origins of the Kimbrall family
The surname Kimbrall 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 Kimbrall family
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Kimbrall 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 Kimbrall has appeared include Kimball, Kimbell, Kimbel, Kemple, Kemble, Kimble and others.
Early Notables of the Kimbrall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kimbrall 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 Kimbrall arrived in North America very early: Hugh Kimble, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767 with his wife Sarah, sons Hugh, and Abraham, and daughter Mary; Henry Kimball arrived in New England
in 1630, moving on to Boston with his wife Susan and children John, Martha, Mary, Richard, Thomas.