Kimbrel is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes. It is derived from beside a water pipe in various villages throughout England
. The surname Kimbrel may also derive from the word piper.
Early Origins of the Kimbrel family
The surname Kimbrel 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 Kimbrel family
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Kimbrel Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Kimbrel are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Kimbrel include: Kimball, Kimbell, Kimbel, Kemple, Kemble, Kimble and others.
Early Notables of the Kimbrel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kimbrel family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kimbrel or a variant listed above: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Kimbrel (post 1700)
- Craig Michael Kimbrel (b. 1988), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Rookie of the Year Award recipient in 2011