The name Chyman is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who 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 Chyman family
The surname Chyman was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Chyman family
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Chyman Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Chyman are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Chyman include Chimney, Chimyne, Chymene, Chymney, Chimnay and others.
Early Notables of the Chyman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chyman family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Chyman or a variant listed above: Amelia Chymny, who settled in Maryland; and Michael Chymny, who arrived in Maryland in 1910.