Kyllingbick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Kyllingbick is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived along the Killingbeck river. Kyllingbick 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 Kyllingbick family
The surname Kyllingbick 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 Kyllingbick family
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Kyllingbick Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Kyllingbick has been spelled many different ways, including Killingbeck, Killingbech and others.
Early Notables of the Kyllingbick family
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Migration of the Kyllingbick family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Kyllingbicks to arrive in North America: Richard Killingbeck settled in Virginia in 1607; Henry Killingbeck settled in Pennsylvania in 1682.