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The founding heritage of the Chimney family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Chimney comes from when one of the family worked as a person who lived near or worked at a furnace deriving its origin from the Old French word cheminée.

Chimney Early Origins



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

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Chimney Spelling Variations


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Chimney Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Chimney has been spelled many different ways, including Chimney, Chimyne, Chymene, Chymney, Chimnay and others.

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Chimney Early History


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Chimney Early History



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

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Chimney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chimney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chimney 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Chimneys to arrive in North America: Amelia Chymny, who settled in Maryland; and Michael Chymny, who arrived in Maryland in 1910.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Chimney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chimney 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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