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The ancestry of the name Kingsmill dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived close to or beside the King's mill. Kingsmill is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Kingsmill Early Origins



The surname Kingsmill was first found in Hampshire where in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 "Hugo de la Kingesmille 'Hugh of the King's Mill' was one of the jurors who gave evidence during an inquisition touching the manors belonging to that monarch in Hampshire." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The same rolls lists Peter de Kingesmill in Wiltshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Kingsmill Spelling Variations


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Kingsmill Spelling Variations



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 Kingsmill have been found, including Kingsmill, Kingsmell and others.

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Kingsmill Early History


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Kingsmill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kingsmill research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1504, 1823, 1465, 1509, 1556, 1541, 1549, 1661 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Kingsmill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kingsmill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kingsmill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir John Kingsmill (1465-1509), Justice of the Common Pleas; Sir John Kingsmill (died 1556), High Sheriff of Hampshire; William Kingsmill, the...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kingsmill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kingsmill In Ireland


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Kingsmill In Ireland



Some of the Kingsmill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Kingsmill, or a variant listed above:

Kingsmill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Kingsmill settled in Virginia in 1635
  • James Kingsmill, aged 18, arrived in Virginia in 1635

Kingsmill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Allen Kingsmill, aged 30, Irish convict from Queens County, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Walter Davies Kingsmill arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Success" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kingsmill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kingsmill (post 1700)



  • Sir Robert Brice Kingsmill (1730-1805), 1st Baronet, British officer of the Royal Navy who served during the Seven Years' War, the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary Wars
  • Richard Kingsmill (b. 1964), Australian radio announcer, music journalist
  • John Kingsmill (b. 1920), Australian author and public speaker
  • Lieutenant-Colonel William Henry Kingsmill DSO MC (1905-1971), British politician and businessman
  • Admiral Sir Charles Edmund Kingsmill (1855-1935), Canadian first director of the Department of the Naval Service of Canada
  • Sir Walter Kingsmill (1864-1935), Australian politician and footballer, Senator for Western Australia (1923-1936)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Kingsmill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kingsmill Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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