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The current generations of the Kingham family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Kingham family lived in the barony of Kinghorn in the county of Fife. The surname Kingham belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Kingham Early Origins



The surname Kingham was first found in Fife, at the historic former Royal Burgh of Kinghorn, now a town which derives its name from the Scottish Gaelic Ceann Gronna, meaning "head of the marsh" or "head of the bog." Perhaps best known as the place where King Alexander III of Scotland died, this town is steeped in history including the former castle in Kinghorn which was frequently visited by the Scottish Court in the period of the House of Dunkeld. No trace of the castle can be found today. King Alexander III returned here to see his new wife Yolande of Dreux, but fell from his horse on the way and was found dead on the beach of Pettycur bay.

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Kingham Spelling Variations


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Kingham Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Kingham has been spelled Kyngorn, Kinghorn, Kinghorne, Kingorn, Kynghorn, Kyngorne, Kynghorne, Kinghan and many more.

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Kingham Early History


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Kingham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kingham research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1292, 1296, 1597 and 1513 are included under the topic Early Kingham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kingham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kingham Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Kingham In Ireland


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Kingham In Ireland



Some of the Kingham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Kingham:

Kingham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Kingham, who settled in Barbados in 1674

Kingham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Kingham, who settled in Maryland in 1722

Kingham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Kingham, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  • Susanna Kingham, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  • Susanna Kingham, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm

Kingham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Kingham, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Mary Kingham, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Mary Kingham, aged 25, a housekeeper, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • James Kingham, aged 3, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kingham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kingham (post 1700)



  • Jonathan Kingham, American folk, pop and jazz musician from Seattle, Washington
  • Henry Ronald Kingham (1904-1920), English footballer who played in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Teresa Jane "Tess" Kingham (b. 1963), English Labour Party United Kingdom politician for Gloucester from 1997-2001
  • Brigadier Howard Stanley Kingham (1910-1982), Australian Director of Ordnance Services, Army Headquarters from 1943 to 1945 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Howard Kingham. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Kingham/Howard_Stanley/Australia.html

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Kingham Historic Events


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Kingham Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Jay Joseph Kingham (1944-1988), American Pharmaceuticals Executive from Potomac, Maryland, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Pan Am Flight 103's victims: A list of those killed 25 years ago | syracuse.com. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/pan_am_flight_103s_victims_a_list_of_those_killed_25_years_ago.html

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: A favore regis nomen
Motto Translation: The popularity of the name


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Howard Kingham. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Kingham/Howard_Stanley/Australia.html
  4. ^ Pan Am Flight 103's victims: A list of those killed 25 years ago | syracuse.com. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/pan_am_flight_103s_victims_a_list_of_those_killed_25_years_ago.html

Other References

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  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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The Kingham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kingham 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 19 November 2016 at 05:07.

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