Kimmel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Kimmel family

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.

Early History of the Kimmel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kimmel research. Another 92 words (7 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Kimmel family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Kimmel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Kimmel migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Valentin Kimmel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Johann Philip Kimmel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Adam Kimmel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • George Kimmel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • ... (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, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Theodore Kimmel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1858 [1]
  • Henry Kimmel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [1]
  • August Kimmel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kimmel (post 1700) +

  • 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!
  • 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
  • Manning Marius Kimmel (1913-1944), United States Navy submarine officer in World War II


  1. ^ 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)


Houseofnames.com on Facebook
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate