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Chimen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Chimen finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person who lived near or worked at a furnace deriving its origin from the Old French word cheminée.

Early Origins of the Chimen family


The surname Chimen was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Chimen family


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Chimen Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Chimen has been recorded under many different variations, including Chimney, Chimyne, Chymene, Chymney, Chimnay and others.

Early Notables of the Chimen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Chimen family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Chimen or a variant listed above: Amelia Chymny, who settled in Maryland; and Michael Chymny, who arrived in Maryland in 1910.

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