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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.

Kyngsman Early Origins



The surname Kyngsman was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Kyngsman Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kyngsman Early History


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Kyngsman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kyngsman research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1184, 1379, 1533, 1573 and 1611 are included under the topic Early Kyngsman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kyngsman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kyngsman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kyngsman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Kyngsman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kyngsman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 June 2014 at 07:57.

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