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The name Kirkbright was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Kirkbright family lived near a church which is derived from the Scottish word kirk, which means church. There is a town called Kirkbridge in Cumberland, about 6 miles from Wigton.

Early Origins of the Kirkbright family


The surname Kirkbright was first found in Cumberland, where Adam de Logis adopted this surname after being granted the village of Kirkbride by his father. Kirkbride is located in Cumbria, near the Kirkbride Roman fort which dates back to 122 AD and Hadrian's Wall.

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Early History of the Kirkbright family

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Early History of the Kirkbright family


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Kirkbright Spelling Variations

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Kirkbright 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 Kirkbride, Kirkbryd, Kirkbright and others.

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Early Notables of the Kirkbright family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Kirkbright family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kirkbright family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Kirkbright family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kirkbright Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Kirkbright, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Derwent" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DERWENT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Derwent.htm

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DERWENT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Derwent.htm

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