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The rich and ancient history of the Kimmel family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from beside a water pipe in various villages throughout England. The surname Kimmel may also derive from the word piper.

Kimmel Early Origins



The surname Kimmel 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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Kimmel Spelling Variations


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Kimmel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kimmel have been found, including Kimball, Kimbell, Kimbel, Kemple, Kemble, Kimble and others.

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Kimmel Early History


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Kimmel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kimmel research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1599 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Kimmel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kimmel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kimmel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kimmel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Kimmel, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Kimmel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Jacob Kimmel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Valentin Kimmel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Johann Philip Kimmel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Adam Kimmel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • George Kimmel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kimmel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Karl Kimmel, aged 28, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Theodore Kimmel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1858
  • Henry Kimmel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869
  • August Kimmel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kimmel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kimmel (post 1700)



  • Martin S. Kimmel (1916-2008), American real estate developer and philanthropist, co-founder of Kimco Realty Corporation
  • Eric A. Kimmel (b. 1946), American Jewish author
  • Tom Kimmel (b. 1953), born Thomas Eugene Hobbs II, an American singer-songwriter and poet
  • John C. Kimmel (b. 1954), American thoroughbred racehorse trainer
  • Amanda Lee Kimmel (b. 1984), American actress, model, and former beauty queen
  • Frank James Kimmel (b. 1962), American stock car racing driver
  • Sidney J. Kimmel (b. 1928), American businessman and philanthropist, founder of the Jones Apparel Group
  • Husband Edward Kimmel (1882-1968), American four-star admiral in the United States Navy, Commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
  • James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel (b. 1967), American comedian, voice actor, actor and television host, and radio personality, best known as the host and creator of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Manning Marius Kimmel (1913-1944), United States Navy submarine officer in World War II

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Kimmel Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kimmel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kimmel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2014 at 15:26.

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