Kimbrough Family History

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Kimbrough Name Meaning

English: from the female personal name Kynborough, recorded in Suffolk, England, as late as the 16th and 17th centuries. Although there is no Middle English evidence for it, this probably represents a survival of Old English female personal name Cyneburh, composed of the elements cyne- ‘royal’ + burh ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’. This was the name of a daughter of the 7th-century King Penda of Mercia, who, in spite of her father’s staunch opposition to Christianity, was converted and founded an abbey, serving as its head. She was venerated as a saint, and gave her name to the village of Kimberley in Norfolk. The surname is now almost extinct in England, but continues to flourish in the U.S.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Malbrough, Brough, Yarbrough, Fambrough, Newbrough, Stanbrough

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Kimbrough Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kimbrough. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Kimbrough Family Origin

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Kimbrough Family Occupations

What did your Kimbrough ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kimbrough family was Keeping House. The most common Kimbrough occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Kimbrough's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kimbrough.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Kimbrough Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Kimbrough. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kimbrough census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 891 immigration records available for the last name Kimbrough. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Kimbrough. For the veterans among your Kimbrough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kimbrough Life Expectancy

What is the average Kimbrough lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Kimbrough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1949. The average life expectancy for Kimbrough in 1941 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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