Kyllingbeck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Kyllingbeck family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Kyllingbeck comes from when the family lived along the Killingbeck river. Kyllingbeck is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Early Origins of the Kyllingbeck family

The surname Kyllingbeck was first found in Yorkshire where the earliest record of the family dates back to the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where Walter de Kelingbec gifted three bovates of land to the Knights Templar of Newsam.

Early History of the Kyllingbeck family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kyllingbeck research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1682, 1688, 1722, 1677, 1690 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Kyllingbeck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kyllingbeck Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Kyllingbeck has appeared include Killingbeck, Killingbech and others.

Early Notables of the Kyllingbeck family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Kyllingbeck family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Kyllingbeck arrived in North America very early: Richard Killingbeck settled in Virginia in 1607; Henry Killingbeck settled in Pennsylvania in 1682.



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