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The Chimnay family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a person who lived near or worked at a furnace deriving its origin from the Old French word cheminée.

Chimnay Early Origins



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

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Chimnay Spelling Variations


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Chimnay Spelling Variations



Chimnay has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Chimney, Chimyne, Chymene, Chymney, Chimnay and others.

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Chimnay Early History


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Chimnay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chimnay research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1327, 1377, 1453 and 1457 are included under the topic Early Chimnay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chimnay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chimnay Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chimnay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Chimnays to arrive on North American shores: Amelia Chymny, who settled in Maryland; and Michael Chymny, who arrived in Maryland in 1910.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Chimnay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chimnay 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 7 March 2014 at 13:19.

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