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Kinsman & Kingman Families in South Africa





The inspiration behind putting this section together was Elizabeth How who contacted me in 2013 about her aunt Mellory Maud Kinsman. Her help has been fundamental in identifying the family groups that we have so far. As of now (April 2013) we have positively identified four emigrant families from England, there may be others. We would like to identify from where all these South African Kinsmans and Kingsmans came.

There is also an interesting emigration from South Africa to Australia with what is I think a unique surname modification. Eric Kingma was born about the turn of the last century in the Netherlands, he emigrated to South Africa and his children changed their surname from the Dutch Kingma to an Anglicised Kingman. His grandson, Gregory Kingma/Kingman then settled in Australia with his wife Janet.

There are still as many unidentified links as there are identified individuals, so if you recognise anyone in these fragments please do let us know.

If there are any male Kin(gs)mans in South Africa who would like to join in our DNA study they would be most welcome. Please contact me if you'd like to join in.

A lot of the work on putting the separate trees together as shown here has been done by others.  All comments, corrections and contributions are welcome.

These pages link to records of 333 descendant individuals in the South African branches of the families and to their ancestral Kin(g)(s)man lines where known. Records on 124 of these people have been found or donated, but their relationships to the other trees remains uncertain, there are 7 links to images connected to these currently unrelated members of the families, with information being drawn from 18 sources.


Individuals in other trees:
George Whitfield KINSMAN b1828, Gildersome, Yorkshire, emigrated in the 1850s Natal
Adelaide [Kinsman] HIRST b1830, Morley, Yorkshire, emigrated in 1864 Durban
William Henry KINSMAN b1837, Madron, Cornwall, a house painter who emigrated in 1882 Durban
Simon KINSMAN b1855, Gwennap, Cornwall, a mine agent who died in SA in 1904, his daughter Muriel also came to SA sometime after 1921 Johannesburg
Caroline KINSMAN b1856, Brazil, d/o a Cornish miner, emigrated from Brazil to Cornwall in the 1890s with her younger siblings and then they all emigrated to South Africa in 1907. Johannesburg
Edgar Charles KINSMAN b1895, Falmouth, Cornwall. Emigrated to SA in 1907 with his aunt Caroline (above) and then from SA to Australia with his wife and son in 1922
Carrie Annie Kinsman [HEPPER] b1874, St Agnes, Cornwall, who married William Hepper and emigrated with him living in the Transvaal. He died there in 1910 Transvaal
Annie KINSMAN b1882, Redruth, Cornwall, who married Arthur Charles Heyden in 1909 in Durban Durban
Kate [Kinsman] FITCH b1872, Birmingham, Warwickshire, who married Henry Fitch and emigrated with him living in the Transvaal. He died there in 1919. She died in Natal in 1959. Transvaal
James KINGMAN b1815, Symondsbury, Dorset who emigrated about 1850 Peddie
Frank KINGMAN b1906 in Farrington Gurney, Somerset, emigrated to South Africa and married Florence Coxford nee Cameron in Durban in 1950 Durban
Harrie KINSMAN b1874, Buninyong, Victoria Australia, emigrated about 1920 Cape Town
Eric KINGMA bc1900, emigrated from the Netherlands to South Africa and his descendants, now with the surname Kingman, emigrated to Australia.

Updated on 3 July 2017


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