The ancestry of the name Kingscot dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. 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 Kingscot family
The surname Kingscot 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 Kingscot family
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Kingscot Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kingscot have been found, including Kingscote, Kingscott, Kingscoat, Kingshott and others.
Early Notables of the Kingscot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kingscot family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Kingscot, or a variant listed above: William Kingscott settled in Barbados in 1663; and later transferred to the mainland.