Kingsmul History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Kingsmul comes from when the family resided close to or beside the King's mill. Kingsmul 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.
Early Origins of the Kingsmul family
The surname Kingsmul 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."  The same rolls lists Peter de Kingesmill in Wiltshire. 
Early History of the Kingsmul family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kingsmul research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1504, 1823, 1465, 1509, 1538, 1569, 1605, 1677, 1556, 1541, 1549, 1661 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Kingsmul History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kingsmul 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. Kingsmul has been recorded under many different variations, including Kingsmill, Kingsmell and others.
Early Notables of the Kingsmul family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir John Kingsmill (1465-1509), Justice of the Common Pleas; Andrew Kingsmill (1538-1569), English puritan divine from Sidmonton, Hampshire; Thomas Kingsmill ( fl. 1605), English regius professor of Hebrew at Oxford; Richard Kingsmill (d. 1677), English Baptist minister and...
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Migration of the Kingsmul family to Ireland
Some of the Kingsmul family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kingsmul family
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 Kingsmul or a variant listed above: Richard Kingsmell settled with his wife Jane and son and daughter in Virginia in 1624; James Kingsmill settled in Virginia in 1635.
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)