The history of the name Kimbrell begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from beside a water pipe in various villages throughout England. The surname Kimbrell may also derive from the word piper.
The surname Kimbrell 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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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Kimbrell has been recorded under many different variations, including Kimball, Kimbell, Kimbel, Kemple, Kemble, Kimble and others.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kimbrell or a variant listed above:
Kimbrell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Charles F. Kimbrell, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States, in 1912
Charles F. Kimbrell, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1912 aboard the ship "Panama" from Cristobal 
Seth A. Kimbrell, aged 28, who arrived in Cape Haiti, N.Y.C. in 1924 aboard the ship "Martinique" from New York, Antonio 
Rupert Kimbrell, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1924
Seth A Kimbrell, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States, in 1924