The origins of the Kyngsman surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person who was of a kingly nature or appearance.
The surname Kyngsman originally derived from the Old English Cyng
which referred to one with noble features or characteristics of a King.
The surname Kyngsman also referred to an actor who played the role of a king in pageants or plays. He may have also played the role of King of Misrule in a tournament. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Kyngsman family
The surname Kyngsman was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Kyngsman family
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Kyngsman Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Kyngsman has been recorded under many different variations, including Kingsman, Kingman, Kyngesman, Kingmen, Kingsmen and others.
Early Notables of the Kyngsman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kyngsman family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kyngsman or a variant listed above: Robert Kingsman, who sailed to New England
in 1633; Henry and Joane Kingman, who came to Massachusetts in 1635 with five children, Lee Kingman, who arrived in Virginia in 1650.