website is an attempt to bring together as much information as possible
on the family lines of Kinman, Kinsman, Kingsman and Kingman across the
world. Some of these surname lines turn out to be related, others are
It started as a study
in the UK, but now has many contributions from the USA and from
Australia and New Zealand.
As of the end
of 2012 the site contains information on 18,243 people. Some of these
have no more than a birth or death recorded, some have an extensive
biography. Everything that I've found or have been given is included -
and the site is still growing.
corrections and additions are most welcome.
shown left are those of Simon
Kynnesman of Northamptonshire. He was Sheriff of Northampton,
MP for the county and held the manor of Loddington in the early 1400s.
During the 1700s these arms were adopted within branches of
Kingsman families, who at that time believed that they were
descended from that ancient family and had some vague claim to their
use. Some changed the colours, and some modern arms sites show even
more adaptions (e.g. crosses instead of saltires).
The arms of Simon Kynnesman have a robust historical basis, but
no evidence has yet been found to support any of these other
azure et gules, three saltires argent.
Crest, a buck proper, lodged in fern