Kingmyn is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was a name given to a person who was of a kingly nature or appearance.
The surname Kingmyn originally derived from the Old English Cyng
which referred to one with noble features or characteristics of a King.
The surname Kingmyn 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 Kingmyn family
The surname Kingmyn was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Kingmyn family
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Kingmyn Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Kingmyn were recorded, including Kingsman, Kingman, Kyngesman, Kingmen, Kingsmen and others.
Early Notables of the Kingmyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kingmyn family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Kingmyn family emigrate to North America: 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.