Kime is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest
brought to England
in 1066. The Kime family lived in Lincolnshire
. The surname comes from one of two places in Lincolnshire
which bear the name Kyme: South Kyme and North Kyme, both in the vicinity of Tattershall.
Early Origins of the Kime family
The surname Kime was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Kestevan. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
census in 1086 initiated by Duke William of Normandy
after his conquest of England
in 1066, the holdings are not shown but later, within the next century, it was recorded as the Honour of Kymes. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
"This parish, which is situated on that part of the Sleaford navigation called Kyme Eau, derived its name from the Kyme family, who were barons by tenure and writ in the reign of Stephen, and had a seat here, mentioned by Leland as a 'goodly house and park,' of which only the tower now remains." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Sir William, the founder of the family, also founded the Priory of Bolinton about 1135. "The Kymes assumed the surname from a fair lordship, the principal place of their residence in Kesteven. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Sir Philip de Kyme was the first officially recorded, succeeded by his son Sir William de Kyme. Sir Philip was Baron
Kyme, Lord of the Manor, and was summoned to Parliament in 1295-1313 to represent Lincolnshire
. Sir William was summoned to Parliament in 1323-1336.
Early History of the Kime family
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Kime Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Kimes, Kymes, Kyme, Kime and others.
Early Notables of the Kime family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kime family to Ireland
Some of the Kime family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kime family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kime or a variant listed above:
Kime Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Valentine Kime, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Kime Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Michael Kime, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1903
- John J. Kime, aged 29, who settled in Philadelphia, in 1916
- Chow Kime, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1921
Contemporary Notables of the name Kime (post 1700)
- John William Kime (1934-2006), United States Coast Guard admiral, 19th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (1990 to 1994)
- Harold Lee Kime (1898-1939), American Major League Baseball pitcher
- Jamie Kime, American guitarist
- Geoff Kime, English-born, Australian darts player