Chymnay is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a person who lived near or worked at a furnace deriving its origin from the Old French word cheminée.
Early Origins of the Chymnay family
The surname Chymnay was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Chymnay family
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Chymnay Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Chymnay has appeared include Chimney, Chimyne, Chymene, Chymney, Chimnay and others.
Early Notables of the Chymnay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chymnay family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Chymnay arrived in North America very early: Amelia Chymny, who settled in Maryland; and Michael Chymny, who arrived in Maryland in 1910.