Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Kingsberry is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in one of the various parishes called Kingsberry, which had locations in the counties of Middlesex, Warwickshire, and Somerset.
Early Origins of the Kingsberry family
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 Kingsberry family
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Kingsberry Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Kingsberry has been spelled many different ways, including Kingsberry, Kingsbury and others.
Early Notables of the Kingsberry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kingsberry family to Ireland
Some of the Kingsberry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kingsberry family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Kingsberrys to arrive in North America:
Kingsberry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Kingsberry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
The Kingsberry 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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