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Kingsberray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Kingsberray family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Kingsberray comes from when the family lived in one of the various parishes called Kingsberry, which had locations in the counties of Middlesex, Warwickshire, and Somerset.

Early Origins of the Kingsberray family

The surname Kingsberray was first found in Lincolnshire. The family's earliest known family member is Sir Ralf of Bracebridge, who was born in 975 in Bracebridge, Lincolnshire, England. The first known family member to bear the surname "Kingsbury" was Adam de Kingsbury, who was born c. 1240 in Kingsbury, Warwickshire.

Early History of the Kingsberray family

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Kingsberray 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 Kingsberray has appeared include Kingsberry, Kingsbury and others.

Early Notables of the Kingsberray family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Kingsberray family to Ireland

Some of the Kingsberray family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kingsberray 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 Kingsberray arrived in North America very early: Henry Kingsberry settled in Virginia in 1729; Henry Kingsbury settled in Boston in 1630 with his wife Margaret and son Henry, he later moved to Salem.

The Kingsberray 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: Prudens et innoccuus
Motto Translation: Wise and innoccuus

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