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Where did the English Romny family come from? What is the English Romny family crest and coat of arms? When did the Romny family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Romny family history?The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Romny family name to the British Isles. They lived in Kent, at Romney, from whence they took their name.
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Rumney, Rumnie, Romney, Romny, Romenel, Rumenel, Romnay and many more.
First found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Romney, anciently Romenel. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book,  a survey of England initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England, the village of Romney was held by a Norman noble, Robert de Romenel, and as was the Norman custom, the second son of the family adopted the name of the village.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Romny research. Another 228 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1593, 1601, and 1603 are included under the topic Early Romny History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Romny Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Romny or a variant listed above: Thomas Romney who settled in Virginia in 1635; John Romney settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1767; George Rumney settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766.
The Romny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Romny 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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