The origins of the Kingscoat name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the parish of Kingscote, in Gloucestershire
. The place-name is derived from the Old English elements cyne,
which meant king, and cot,
which meant cottage. The place-name as a whole means "king's cottage."
Early Origins of the Kingscoat family
The surname Kingscoat was first found in Gloucestershire
at Kingscote, a village and civil parish in the Cotswold district. The family traces their origin to "Ansgerus, or Arthur, owner of the lands in Combe, in the parish of Wotton under Edge, the gift of the Empress Maude. The manor of Kingsote, which had been given by William I to Roger de Berkeley, was inherited from Aldeva, the daughter of Robert Fitz-Hardinge and the wife of Nigel de Kingscote, soon after the reign of Henry II." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Another version goes thusly "Nigel Fitz-Arthur, grandson of Asgerus the Saxon, in AD 1085, married Adeva, daughter of Robert Fitz-Harding, grandson of Sueno, 3rd King of Denmark, by Eva, niece of William the Conqueror. With this lady he received in dower the manor of Kingscote, called in the Domesday Book
, Chinescote. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Kingscoat family
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Kingscoat 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 Kingscoat were recorded, including Kingscote, Kingscott, Kingscoat, Kingshott and others.
Early Notables of the Kingscoat family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kingscoat 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 Kingscoat family emigrate to North America: William Kingscott settled in Barbados in 1663; and later transferred to the mainland.