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Kingwell Early Origins



The surname Kingwell was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Kingwell Spelling Variations


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Kingwell 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 Kingwell 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 Kingwell include: Kingswell, Kingwell, Kingswall, Kingwall and others.

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Kingwell Early History


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Kingwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kingwell research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1139, 1544, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Kingwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kingwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kingwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kingwell Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kingwell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Peter Kingwell, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

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