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
from the Middle Ages.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chimney research.Another 50 words (4 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.
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.
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.