The name Kingmind comes from a name for a person who was of a kingly nature or appearance.
The surname Kingmind originally derived from the Old English Cyng
which referred to one with noble features or characteristics of a King.
The surname Kingmind 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 Kingmind family
The surname Kingmind was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Kingmind family
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Kingmind Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Kingmind include Kingsman, Kingman, Kyngesman, Kingmen, Kingsmen and others.
Early Notables of the Kingmind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kingmind family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Kingmind or a variant listed above: 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.