The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
produced the name of Kingmend. It was given to a person who was of a kingly nature or appearance.
The surname Kingmend originally derived from the Old English Cyng
which referred to one with noble features or characteristics of a King.
The surname Kingmend also referred to an actor who played the role of a king in pageants or plays. He may have also played the role of King of Misrule in a tournament. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Kingmend family
The surname Kingmend was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Kingmend family
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Kingmend Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Kingmend has appeared include Kingsman, Kingman, Kyngesman, Kingmen, Kingsmen and others.
Early Notables of the Kingmend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kingmend family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Kingmend arrived in North America very early: Robert Kingsman, who sailed to New England
in 1633; Henry and Joane Kingman, who came to Massachusetts in 1635 with five children, Lee Kingman, who arrived in Virginia in 1650.