Kimbrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Kimbrell family

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.

Early History of the Kimbrell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kimbrell research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1599 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Kimbrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kimbrell Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Kimbrell family (pre 1700)

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United States Kimbrell migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Seth A. Kimbrell, aged 28, who arrived in Cape Haiti, N.Y.C. in 1924 aboard the ship "Martinique" from New York, Antonio [2]
  • Rupert Kimbrell, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1924
  • Seth A Kimbrell, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States, in 1924
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kimbrell (post 1700) +

  • Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell (b. 1976), American major in the United States Air Force, and the first female African-American fighter pilot in the history of that service
  • James Kimbrell, American poet
  • Bettye Kimbrell, American master folk artist for quilting
  • Mark Kimbrell, American guitarist
  • Marketa Kimbrell (1928-2011), Czechoslovakian-born American actress and professor of acting and film directing
  • John Kimbrell Mann, American politician, Member of Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1972-74




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