Kimberley Family History

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Kimberley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of three places so named, in Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, and Norfolk. The one in Nottinghamshire, Chinemarelie in Domesday Book, is ‘woodland clearing of Cynem?r’, from an Old English personal name composed of the elements cyne- ‘royal’ + m?r ‘fame’, with leah ‘clearing’. The one in Warwickshire, recorded in 1311 as Kynebaldeleye, is ‘Cynebald’s clearing’ (see Kemble). The one in Norfolk, Chineburlai in Domesday Book, is ‘Cyneburh’s clearing’ (see Kimbrough).

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

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

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Kimberley Family Origin

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Kimberley Family Occupations

What did your Kimberley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kimberley family was Labourer. Nail Maker, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kimberley. The most common Kimberley occupation in the UK was Nail Maker. 6% of Kimberley's were Nail Makers.

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  • Nail Maker

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer


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Kimberley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Kimberley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kimberley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kimberley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Kimberley Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kimberley

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