The name Kingshott is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came 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 Kingshott family
The surname Kingshott 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 Kingshott family
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Kingshott Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Kingshott are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Kingshott include: Kingscote, Kingscott, Kingscoat, Kingshott and others.
Early Notables of the Kingshott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kingshott family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kingshott Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- J Kingshott, who arrived in Canada in 1832
Contemporary Notables of the name Kingshott (post 1700)
- Albert Kingshott, Managing Director British Steel