Kingscote History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Kingscote surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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 Kingscote family

The surname Kingscote 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." [1] 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. " [2]

Early History of the Kingscote family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kingscote research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1656, 1463, 1462 and 1463 are included under the topic Early Kingscote History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kingscote Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kingscote include Kingscote, Kingscott, Kingscoat, Kingshott and others.

Early Notables of the Kingscote family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Kingscote family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Kingscott settled in Barbados in 1663; and later transferred to the mainland.

Contemporary Notables of the name Kingscote (post 1700) +

  • Henry Bloomfield Kingscote (1843-1915), English cricketer who played 12 first-class matches
  • Henry Robert Kingscote (1802-1882), English philanthropist and amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1825 to 1844
  • Arthur Fitzhardinge Kingscote (1841-1881), English cricketer who played from 1858 to 1859 for the Marylebone Cricket Club
  • Thomas Arthur Fitzhardinge Kingscote CVO (1845-1935), British courtier
  • Sir Robert Nigel Fitzhardinge Kingscote GCVO, KCB, JP, (1830-1908), British soldier, Liberal politician, courtier and agriculturalist
  • Algernon Robert Fitzhardinge Kingscote (1888-1964), British tennis player, who won the Men's Singles event at the Australasian Championships in 1919
  • Richard Kingscote Whiley (b. 1935), former English cricket right-handed batsman

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. William Ford Kingscote (d. 1912), aged 43, English Saloon Steward from Freemantle, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [3]

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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