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Where did the English Remick family come from? What is the English Remick family crest and coat of arms? When did the Remick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Remick family history?

The name Remick belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the region of Renwick beside the Eden river in Cumberland. Remick is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

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Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Remick include Renwick, Rennick and others.

First found in Cumberland where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Remick research. Another 215 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1662 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Remick History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 33 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Remick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Remick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words(4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Remick were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Remick Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Christian Remick, who arrived in New England in 1652

Remick Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Daniel Remick, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

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  • Lee Ann Remick (1935-1991), American Academy Award nominated, Tony Award nominated film and television actress
  • Jerome "Jerry" Hosmer Remick III (1928-2005), Canadian numismatist
  • Jerome Hosmer Remick (1867-1931), Detroit music publisher, philanthropist and businessman


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The Remick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Remick Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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