Show ContentsImme History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The generations and branches of the Imme family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Imme comes from the baptismal name 'Emma.'' The surname Imme referred to the 'son of Emma' which belongs to the category of metronymic surnames. [1]

Early Origins of the Imme family

The surname Imme was first found in London where the first record is the marriage record of William Kelsea and Isabell Imme, who married at St. Dionis Backchurch in 1574. [2]

Early History of the Imme family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Imme research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1243, 1574, 1768, 1783, 1785, 1788 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Imme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Imme Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Imme include Im, Imm, Imme, Imms, Immes, Immson, Imson, Immeson, Imeson, Immison, Imison and many more.

Early Notables of the Imme family

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Migration of the Imme family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Imme or a variant listed above: George Imm, who arrived in New York in 1862.

  1. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) on Facebook