The name Chymene comes from one of the family having 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 Chymene family
The surname Chymene was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Chymene family
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Chymene Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Chymene have been found, including: Chimney, Chimyne, Chymene, Chymney, Chimnay and others.
Early Notables of the Chymene family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chymene family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Chymene, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Amelia Chymny, who settled in Maryland; and Michael Chymny, who arrived in Maryland in 1910.