The ancestors of the Kymberlay surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in the parish of Kimberley located in the counties of Norfolk
Early Origins of the Kymberlay family
The surname Kymberlay was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Kymberlay family
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Kymberlay Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kymberlay include Kimberly, Kimberley, Kynmerley, imberle, Kymberly and many more.
Early Notables of the Kymberlay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kymberlay family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Kimberley, who sailed to New England
in 1635. Edward Kimberly sailed to Australia
with the First Fleet
in 1788 and D. Kimberly journeyed to San Francisco in 1853..