Early Origins of the Ermyn family
The surname Ermyn 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 Ermyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ermyn research.Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1401, 1510, 1600, 1190, 1603, 1593, 1651, 1621, 1651, 1622, 1658, 1651, 1658, 1646 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Ermyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ermyn Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Ermyn are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Ermyn include Armine, Armyne, Airmine, Airmyne, Airmin, Ermine, Ermyne, Armyn, Armyne, Ermyn, Ayrmine and many more.
Early Notables of the Ermyn 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
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Migration of the Ermyn family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Ermyn, 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.