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Kimberley Family History

Kimberley Surname Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from any of the three places so named in Nottinghamshire Warwickshire and Norfolk. The Warwickshire placename derives from the Old English personal name Cynebeald + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’; the Nottinghamshire one derives from the Old English personal name Cynemǣr + Old English lēah; and the Norfolk placename derives from the Old English personal name Cyneburh + Old English lēah.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Wimbley, Kimber, Moberley, Betterley, Kimble, Kirkley, Berley

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Where is the Kimberley family from?

You can see how Kimberley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kimberley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kimberley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Kimberley families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Kimberley's in USA. New York had the highest population of Kimberley families in 1840.
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What did your Kimberley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kimberley. 31% of Kimberley men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Kimberley women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kimberley were Operator and Typist. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Operator
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • Typist
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kimberley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Kimberley. For the veterans among your Kimberley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kimberley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kimberley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Kimberley in 1958 was 66, and 71 in 2004.

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