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The origins of the Kirkey name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the parish of Kirkley in the county of Suffolk as well as in Kirkley a township in the parish of Ponteland in the county of Northumberland.

Kirkey Early Origins



The surname Kirkey was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from early times.

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Kirkey Spelling Variations


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Kirkey 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 Kirkey were recorded, including Kirkley, Kirkly, Kirklee, Kirkele, Kirkelee and others.

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Kirkey Early History


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Kirkey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kirkey research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1223, 1273, 1639, and 1687 are included under the topic Early Kirkey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kirkey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kirkey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kirkey 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 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 Kirkey family emigrate to North America: S. Kirtley who sailed to San Francisco in 1852 and John George Kirtley who arrived in New Brunswick in 1902.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kirkey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kirkey (post 1700)



  • Adam Kirkey, American sound engineer and editor

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Kirkey Family Crest Products


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Kirkey Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Kirkey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kirkey 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 4 January 2015 at 13:30.

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