Early Origins of the Ermyne family
The surname Ermyne 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 Ermyne family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ermyne 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 Ermyne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ermyne Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Armine, Armyne, Airmine, Airmyne, Airmin, Ermine, Ermyne, Armyn, Armyne, Ermyn, Ayrmine and many more.
Early Notables of the Ermyne 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 Ermyne family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Ermyne name or one of its variants: 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.