Kinslow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Kinslow family lived in one of the places called Kingsley in Cheshire or Staffordshire having derived from the Old English word cyningesleah, which means wood or clearing of the king.  Thus, Kinslow is a classic example of an English polygenetic surname, which is a surname that was developed in a number of different locations and adopted by various families independently.
Early Origins of the Kinslow family
The surname Kinslow was first found in Cheshire where a "township and estate, the property of Sir Ranulph de Kingsley before 1128 was found. In the XVIII century the family divided into two branches, the younger continuing the name of Kingsley, the elder adopting that of De Aula or Hale."  Another early listing of the name was Adam de Kyngeslegh who was listed in East Cheshire.  Kingsley is a township, civil parish and a village in the parish of Frodsham, union of Runcorn.  It was first listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Chingeslie. 
One of the first records of the family was Kynsige, Kinsius, Kinsi or Cynesige (d. 1060), Archbishop of York "who, it is said, was brought into the world by a Caesarean operation." 
Early History of the Kinslow family
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Kinslow Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Kingsley, Kingsleigh, Kingslee, Kinsey and others.
Early Notables of the Kinslow family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Kinslow is the 9,675th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Kinslow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century