The name Kingment comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who was of a kingly nature or appearance.
The surname Kingment originally derived from the Old English Cyng
which referred to one with noble features or characteristics of a King.
The surname Kingment 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 Kingment family
The surname Kingment was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Kingment family
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Kingment Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Kingment has undergone many spelling variations
, including Kingsman, Kingman, Kyngesman, Kingmen, Kingsmen and others.
Early Notables of the Kingment family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kingment 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 Kingment were among those contributors: 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.