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The name Kingston is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived on lands or manors known as royal settlements. These royal settlements or Cyninges-tun were located throughout various towns and parishes in England. The surname Kingston originally derived from the place of residence known in Old English as Cyninges-tun.

Kingston Early Origins



The surname Kingston was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times. "The manor-house [of Miserden] is said to have been built with the materials of the castle, and was, with the manor and estates, the property of the Kingston family, and their usual residence prior to the reign of James I." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The township of West Thornton in Northumberland was home to another ancient branch of the family. " Between the township and the river Hart is a farm of about 100 acres, which belonged to the Knights Templars, from whom the hamlet obtained the name of Temple-Thornton: this property, on the suppression of the order, was consigned, with their other estates in the county, to John de Kingston." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Kingston Spelling Variations


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Kingston Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Kingston were recorded, including Kingston, Kingstone, Kingstoun, Kingstown, Kingstoune and many more.

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Kingston Early History


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Kingston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kingston research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1635, 1710 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Kingston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kingston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kingston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kingston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kingston In Ireland


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Kingston In Ireland



Some of the Kingston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Kingston family emigrate to North America:

Kingston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ellis Kingston who arrived in Virginia in 1607
  • James Kingston settled in Barbados in 1635
  • James Kingston, aged 22, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Tho Kingston, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Elizabeth Kingston arrived in Virginia in 1670
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kingston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elias Kingston, who arrived in New England in 1711

Kingston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles H Kingston, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Edward Kingston, who landed in Louisiana in 1810
  • Mary Kingston, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Richard Kingston, aged 32, landed in Tennessee in 1812
  • Samuel Kingston, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kingston Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mrs. Kingston Dorothea U.E. who settled in Parr Town [Saint John], New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Kingston James U.E. who settled in Parr Town [Saint John], New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Kingston Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Kingston, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • Elizabeth Kingston, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1832
  • Paul Kingston, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1833

Kingston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Kingston, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Thomas Kingston, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • George Strickland Kingston a surveyor, arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  • George Strickland Kingston arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • Harriet Ann Stuart Kingston arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kingston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. L. Kingston a surgeon, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • Paul Kingston, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kingston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kingston (post 1700)



  • Kenny Kingston (1927-2014), American psychic medium; he did readings for John Wayne, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Rex Harrison, Lucille Ball and many more
  • John T. Kingston Jr., American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1891-93
  • John T. Kingston, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1857-58, 1861-62, 1882-83; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1880
  • John Heddens Kingston (b. 1955), American Republican politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1985-93; U.S. Representative from Georgia 1st District, 1993-
  • John E. Kingston (1920-1996), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1960-74; District Judge in New York, 1990-94; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1995
  • Harry T. Kingston, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1903; Resigned 1903
  • George P. Kingston, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1942
  • George A. Kingston, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1872
  • Richard Kingston, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Dartmouth, 1884
  • Stephen Kingston, American politician, U.S. Consul in Havana, 1812-17
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Kingston Historic Events


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Kingston Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Garrett Cotor  Kingston (1845-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Jack Kingston (b. 1920), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Kingston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kingston 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.

This page was last modified on 10 November 2016 at 14:48.

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