Remy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

From the historical and enchanting region of Artois emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Remy family. Originally, people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Artois is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Two of the common types of family names found in the Artois are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name.

Early Origins of the Remy family

The surname Remy was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Campeau, and were one of the distinguished members of the aristocracy in the north-east tip of France where their estates were as far south as Lorraine, Picardy, and Champagne.

Remigius (died 1092), was Bishop of Lincoln, England. "In 1066, he was almoner of Fécamp, and contributed one ship with twenty knights for the invasion of England by the Normans. He took part in the expedition, and was present at the battle of Hastings. In the following year he received the bishopric of Dorchester, according to later scandal as the price of his aid to the Conqueror." [1]

Philip or Philippe de Remi (1246-1296) was an Anglo-Norman poet, to whom were assigned two romances, called respectively 'La Manekine' and 'Jehan de Dammartin et Blonde d'Oxford.' It is thought that he and his family held lands at Remi, near Compiègne, and where he was long known as Philippe de Remi. [1]

Important Dates for the Remy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Remy research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1583, 1733, 1626, 1698, 1534 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Remy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Remy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Remy, Reme, Remme, Remmes, Remmy, Remi, Remmi, Remie, Remies, Remis, Larem and many more.

Early Notables of the Remy family (pre 1700)

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Remy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Remy migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Remy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Abram Remy, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [2]
  • Barthel Remy, who arrived in Carolina in 1736 [2]
Remy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Remy, who landed in New York, NY in 1835 [2]
  • Jak Wilh Remy, who landed in America in 1853 [2]
  • Joh Peter Remy, who arrived in America in 1867 [2]
  • Wilh Aug Remy, who arrived in America in 1868 [2]

Remy migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Remy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Martin Remy, son of Nicolas and Georgette, married Angélique Poisson, daughter of François and Marguerite, in Champlain, Quebec on 28th February 1724 [3]
  • André Remy, son of Pierre and Marie, married Louise Boucher, daughter of François and Anne, in Quebec on 1st May 1730 [3]
  • Léopold Remy, son of Jean and Louise, married Angélique Trudel, daughter of Nicolas and Barbe, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 9th January 1758 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Remy (post 1700)

  • Gerald Peter "Rem Dawg" Remy (b. 1952), retired American Major League Baseball player and current Boston Red Sox broadcaster
  • Alfred Remy (1870-1927), American philologist and music theorist
  • Gerald Peter Remy (b. 1952), American Major League Baseball player
  • E. Daniel Remy, American politician, Mayor of Burbank, California, 1979-80, 1984-85 [4]
  • Jacques Rémy (b. 1972), French soccer striker
  • Ludger Rémy (1949-2017), German harpsichordist, conductor and musicologist
  • Joseph Rémy (b. 1906), Belgian boxer at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Walter Remy Dray (1886-1973), American Olympic track and field athlete
  • Louis Remy Mignot (1831-1870), painter, born in Charleston, South Carolina, died in Brighton, England
  • G. Remy Bierly, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964 [5]

Historic Events for the Remy family

Flight TWA 800
  • Ms. Jacqueline Remy (d. 1996), from France, French passenger flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash [6]

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Washington Post Passenger List TWA Flight 800. (Retrieved 2018, February 15th). Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/twa800/list01.htm
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