Kyllingbyck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The present generation of the Kyllingbyck family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived along the Killingbeck river. Kyllingbyck 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 Kyllingbyck family

The surname Kyllingbyck 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 Kyllingbyck family

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Kyllingbyck Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Kyllingbyck include Killingbeck, Killingbech and others.

Early Notables of the Kyllingbyck family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Kyllingbyck family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Kyllingbyck were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Richard Killingbeck settled in Virginia in 1607; Henry Killingbeck settled in Pennsylvania in 1682.



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