Kingscott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Kingscott comes from when the family resided 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 Kingscott family

The surname Kingscott 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]

Important Dates for the Kingscott family

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

Kingscott Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Kingscott has been recorded under many different variations, including Kingscote, Kingscott, Kingscoat, Kingshott and others.

Early Notables of the Kingscott family (pre 1700)

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Kingscott migration to the United States

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kingscott or a variant listed above:

Kingscott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Kingscott, who settled in Barbados in 1663

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Citations

  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.
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