The name Kymberley is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the parish of Kimberley located in the counties of Norfolk
Early Origins of the Kymberley family
The surname Kymberley was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Kymberley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kymberley research.Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1300, 1308, 1571, 1639 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Kymberley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kymberley 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. Kymberley has been spelled many different ways, including Kimberly, Kimberley, Kynmerley, imberle, Kymberly and many more.
Early Notables of the Kymberley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kymberley family to the New World and Oceana
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 Kymberleys to arrive in North America: 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..