The name Chymney is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by 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 Chymney family
The surname Chymney was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Chymney family
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Chymney Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Chymney include Chimney, Chimyne, Chymene, Chymney, Chimnay and others.
Early Notables of the Chymney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chymney family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Amelia Chymny, who settled in Maryland; and Michael Chymny, who arrived in Maryland in 1910.