Kingstoombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Kingstoombe name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the 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 Kingstoombe originally derived from the place of residence known in Old English as Cyninges-tun.
Early Origins of the Kingstoombe family
The surname Kingstoombe 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."  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." 
Early History of the Kingstoombe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kingstoombe research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1540, 1519, 1556, 1545, 1552, 1553, 1555, 1635, 1710 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Kingstoombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kingstoombe 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 Kingstoombe were recorded, including Kingston, Kingstone, Kingstoun, Kingstown, Kingstoune and many more.
Early Notables of the Kingstoombe family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir William Kingston (died 1540), Constable of the Tower; he was of a Gloucestershire family, settled at Painswick; Sir Anthony Kingston (1519-1556), provost-marshal in Cornwall, Member of Parliament...
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Migration of the Kingstoombe family to Ireland
Some of the Kingstoombe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kingstoombe family
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 Kingstoombe family emigrate to North America: Ellis Kingston who arrived in Virginia in 1607; followed by Elizabeth in 1670; James Kingston settled in Barbados in 1635; followed by John and his wife Phillis in 1679.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.