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The Kimsey surname has several possible origins: no doubt some instances of this surname evolved from an Old English personal name made up of two elements, "cyne," or "royal" and "sige," or "victory." In Yorkshire, it is generally thought that bearers of Kimsey may have taken the name from a place name. Still other instances of Kimsey probably derive from a variation of the Kingsley surname. In any case, it would seem that this surname predates the Norman invasion of Britain.

Kimsey Early Origins



The surname Kimsey was first found in Gloucestershire where the first on record of the name was William Kynsei, who was recorded in the "Inquisitiones post mortem" for Gloucestershire. Other early records show a William Kynnesay in 1471, who was the vicar of Hitcham, County Norfolk. The Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1525 show George Kynsey. Margaret Kynsee is listed in the Pipe Rolls for Stratford, 1584, and a John Kynsey of County Cheshire was registered at Oxford University in 1602.

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Kimsey Spelling Variations


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Kimsey 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 Kimsey have been found, including Kinsey, Kynsei, Kynsey, Kinzie, Kincey, Kingsley and others.

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Kimsey Early History


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Kimsey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kimsey research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1648 is included under the topic Early Kimsey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kimsey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kimsey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Kimsey, or a variant listed above:

Kimsey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hattie Kimsey, aged 44, who emigrated to America, in 1908
  • Howard W. Kimsey, aged 34, who emigrated to Lathrop, Missouri, in 1921
  • Ella Kimsey, aged 58, who emigrated to New York, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kimsey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kimsey (post 1700)



  • James V. "Jim" Kimsey (1939-2016), American co-founder, CEO and the first chairman of internet service provider America Online (AOL)
  • The Right Reverend Rustin Ray Kimsey (1935-2015), American fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon
  • Clyde Elias "Chad" Kimsey (1906-1942), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Rachel Kimsey (b. 1978), American actress from Tustin, Orange County, California
  • Christopher Kenneth "Chris" Kimsey, English record producer, mixer and musician, best known for having co-produced The Rolling Stones' Undercover and Steel Wheels albums

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Kimsey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kimsey 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 8 June 2016 at 11:58.

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