Kimpersley is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the parish of Kimberley located in the counties of Norfolk
Early Origins of the Kimpersley family
The surname Kimpersley was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Kimpersley family
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Kimpersley Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kimpersley family name include Kimberly, Kimberley, Kynmerley, imberle, Kymberly and many more.
Early Notables of the Kimpersley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kimpersley family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Kimpersley surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Kimberley, who sailed to New England
in 1635. Edward Kimberly sailed to Australia
with the First Fleet
in 1788 and D. Kimberly journeyed to San Francisco in 1853..