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The ancient Norman culture that was established in England after the Conquest of 1066 produced the name of Germond. It was given to a person of German descent, or a person who was associated with that country through trade or other means. Another derivation of the name suggests that it derives from the Old French given name Germain. This name was borne by a popular French saint from the 5th century, and also meant of the same stock, or related to. Germond is a classic example of an polygenetic surname, which is a surname that was developed in a number of different locations and adopted by various families independently.

Germond Early Origins



The surname Germond was first found in Essex where they had been granted lands after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Germond Spelling Variations


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Germond 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 German, Germans, Jermain, Jarman and others.

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Germond Early History


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Germond Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Germond research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1250, 1248, 1279, 1318, 1402, 1377, 1397, 1650 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Germond History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Germond Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Germond Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Germond Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Germond In Ireland


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Germond In Ireland



Some of the Germond family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Germond or a variant listed above:

Germond Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Amelia Germond, who landed in New York in 1819
  • Amalie Germond, who arrived in New York in 1819
  • Antoine Germond, who landed in New York in 1819

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Contemporary Notables of the name Germond (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Germond (post 1700)



  • Jaynee Germond (b. 1957), American politician, candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Oregon's 4th congressional district in 2008 and 2010
  • Jack Worthen Germond (b. 1928), American journalist and author

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Germond Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Germond Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2013 at 11:20.

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