Origins Available: English, Scottish
Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from beside a water pipe in various villages throughout England. The surname Kimmey may also derive from the word piper.
Early Origins of the Kimmey family
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 Kimmey family
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Kimmey Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Kimball, Kimbell, Kimbel, Kemple, Kemble, Kimble and others.
Early Notables of the Kimmey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kimmey family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Kimmey were among those contributors: Hugh Kimble, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767 with his wife Sarah, sons Hugh, and Abraham, and daughter Mary; Henry Kimball arrived in New England in 1630, moving on to Boston with his wife Susan and children John, Martha, Mary, Richard, Thomas.
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