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
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 Kingscott family
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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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Migration of the Kingscott family to the New World and Oceana
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
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