polygenetic surname, which is a surname that was developed in a number of different locations and adopted by various families independently.
Early Origins of the Germind family
Essex where they had been granted lands after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Germind family
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Germind Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Germind have been found, including German, Germans, Jermain, Jarman and others.
Early Notables of the Germind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Germind family to Ireland
Some of the Germind family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Germind family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Germind were among those contributors: Thomas German who landed in Maryland in 1654; John German settled in Pennsylvania, with his wife Margaret, and two daughters, in 1683; Thomas German settled in Maryland in 1660.
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