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Elliott Atkins, writing in 1914 says that there is little doubt that the Killingworth family was of Norman origin. Its original surname appears to have been Wythelard, a typically Norman French name.

The Christian names of the Killingworths are entirely Norman from the earliest times until the latter end of the sixteenth century. 'Adam' Killingworth, for example, occurs three times. Mr Atkins continues: 'We cannot state definitely, as an historical fact, who was the first landowning member of the Killingworth family in England. The first recorded is one Wythelard de Killingworth who appears to have been born about 1100.' Wythelard is the only one to have kept his Norman name.

As Atkins says, 'From the fact that he retained his Norman name of Wythelard, followed by his new designation of 'de Kyllingworth', I think there is little doubt that he was the source, and the first landowning member of the Killingworth family in England.












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