- Recorded as Kilby, Kileby, Kilsby, and Killerby, this is an English surname. It is locational from either the village of Kilby in Leicestershire, or the similar named villages of Killerby in the counties of Durham and and North Yorkshire. Kilby is first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Cilebi" and later as "Kildeby" in 1219, whilst the various Killerby's all appear in the Domesday book as Culuerbi or Chilurobi showing the inability of Norman clerics to understand and translate correctly the strong local accents of those far off times. The translation of the village names may be that of 'The child's settlement' from the pre 7th century Old English and Norse "Cilda-bi". This does not literally mean a child or children, but was a personal name of endearment given either to a first child, or more likely as land ownership is involved, to the eldest child of a local chief. To this has been added the Scandinavian element of "-bi" meaning a settlement or farm. Amongst the early interesting recordings is that of Henry Kilby, who was an early emigrant to the English colonies of the New World, leaving London on the ship "George" in 1635, bound for Virginia. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William de Kilebi. This was dated 1202, in the Assize Rolls of Northamptonshire, during the reign of King John of England, 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as the Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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Kilby — is a village and civil parish in the Blaby district of Leicestershire, England. It is the easternmost village in the district, and is south of Leicester. It has a population of about 300. Kilby has only one pub called the Dog Gun, An Anglican… … Wikipedia
Kilby — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Brian Kilby (* 1938), englischer Leichtathlet Jack Kilby (1923–2005), US amerikanischer Ingenieur (Nobelpreis für Physik) Thomas Kilby (1865–1943), US amerikanischer Politiker (Alabama) … Deutsch Wikipedia
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Kilby — I Kilby, Jack St. Clair, US amerikanischer Elektroingenieur, *Jefferson City (Missouri) 8. 11. 1923; Kilby erfand 1958 im Forschungslabor von Texas Instruments unabhängig von Robert Noyce den monolithischen integrierten Schaltkreis (IC, Chip),… … Universal-Lexikon
Kilby — biographical name Jack St. Clair 1923 American electrical engineer … New Collegiate Dictionary
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Kilby Provincial Park — is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada.Kilby Park is located at Harrison Mills, on the Harrison River overlooking Harrison Bay in the Upper Fraser Valley of southwestern British Columbia.It is a small park of only 3 hectares and 22 camp … Wikipedia
Kilby MacDonald — Données clés Nationalité Canada Né le 6 septembre 1914, Ottawa (Canada) Mort le 11 mai 1986 … Wikipédia en Français
Kilby Bridge — is a landmark hamlet on the A5199 Welford Road south of the city of Leicester in England.There are three bridges that take the Welford Road: *Over the River Sence *Over the Grand Union Canal *Under the Midland Main Line railway.The commercial… … Wikipedia