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The name Kinson is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from King, a nickname for someone with kingly qualities. Though originally applied as a nickname, the name King became used as a personal name. Kingson means "king's son."

Kinson Early Origins



The surname Kinson was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Kinson Spelling Variations


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Kinson Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Kinson has undergone many spelling variations, including Kingson, Kinson, Kingsoun, Kyngsoun, Kyngesone, Kyngson, Kyngeson, Cyngessone and many more.

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Kinson Early History


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Kinson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinson research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1130, 1273, 1379, 1532, and 1585 are included under the topic Early Kinson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kinson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kinson 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Kinson were among those contributors:

Kinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Kinson, who sailed to Barbados in 1658

Kinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Kinson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Thomas Kinson, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinson (post 1700)



  • François-Joseph Kinson (1770-1839), Flemish painter

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Kinson Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Kinson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kinson 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 3 May 2014 at 16:33.

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