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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. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    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 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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