Early Origins of the Ermine family
The surname Ermine was first found in Lincolnshire
where the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Osgooby, held by Odo the Bishop of Bayeux, the King's half brother who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. The parish Silk Willoughby in Lincolnshire
was an ancient family seat
for the family. "The manor was possessed by Sir William Armyn, at first keeper of the privy seal and vice-chancellor to Edward II., and afterwards lord chancellor, and bishop of Norwich; it remained in the family until 1662." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Ermine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ermine research.Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1401, 1510, 1600, 1190, 1603, 1593, 1651, 1621, 1651, 1622, 1658, 1651, 1658, 1646, 1676, 1610, 1570 and 1603 are included under the topic Early Ermine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ermine Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Armine, Armyne, Airmine, Airmyne, Airmin, Ermine, Ermyne, Armyn, Armyne, Ermyn, Ayrmine and many more.
Early Notables of the Ermine family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Airmine, 1st Baronet
(1593-1651), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1651; Sir William Airmine (1622-1658), 2nd Baronet
of Osgodby (1651-1658), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons (1646-53), son of Sir William Airmine, 1st Baronet; and Lady Mary Armine, Airmine or Armyne (died 1676), a learned English gentlewoman and benefactor. She was "remarkable for her learning, piety, and benevolence, [and]... Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ermine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ermine family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ermine or a variant listed above: Alice Armson, aged 25, who arrived at Ellis Island
from London, in 1897; August Armson, aged 40, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Chicago, Ill., U.S.A., in 1910.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ermine (post 1700)
- Ermine Cowles "E.C." Case (1871-1953), American paleontologist
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.