The many generations and branches of the Chimyne family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member 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 Chimyne family
The surname Chimyne was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Chimyne family
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Chimyne Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Chimyne were recorded, including Chimney, Chimyne, Chymene, Chymney, Chimnay and others.
Early Notables of the Chimyne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chimyne family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Chimyne family emigrate to North America: Amelia Chymny, who settled in Maryland; and Michael Chymny, who arrived in Maryland in 1910.