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


Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Remington include Remington, Remmington, Rimington, Rimmington and others.

First found in Yorkshire 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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Remington research. Another 177 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1372 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Remington History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Remington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Remington or a variant listed above:

Remington Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Phillip, Elizabeth and Alice Remington settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Alice Remington, aged 26, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Elizabeth Remington, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Phillipp Remington, aged 29, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • John Remington, who landed in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1637

Remington Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • G J A Remington, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1864
  • Newman Remington, aged 22, landed in New York in 1868


  • Philo Remington (1816-1889), American inventor who a president of his company perfected the Remington breech-loading rifle
  • Eliphalet Remington (1793-1861), American firearms designer
  • Frederic Remington (1861-1909), American painter and sculptor
  • William Remington (1879-1963), American athlete
  • Emory Remington (1891-1971), American trombonist
  • William Remington (1917-1954), American economist
  • Charles Lee Remington (1922-2007), American entomologist and lepidopterist


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The Remington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Remington 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.

This page was last modified on 4 February 2014 at 17:53.

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