Immer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the Immer family arrived in England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Immer came from the Angevin personal name Imbert.
Early Origins of the Immer family
The surname Immer was first found in Auvergne, which was part of the Angevin Empire held by Henry 2nd of England. Their ancient seat was at Montferrand (now Clermont-Ferrand).
Important Dates for the Immer family
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Immer 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 Imbert, Imburt, Imberd and others.
Early Notables of the Immer family (pre 1700)
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Immer migration to the United States
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 Immer or a variant listed above:
Immer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Rosina Immer and Ursula Immer, who emigrated from Baden in 1746 and 1769
Immer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Johann Immer immigrated to Philadelphia in 1819
- Joseph Immer and his family landed in New York in 1852
- Johannes Immer was naturalized in Illinois in 1854
- Christian Immer in Illinois in 1858
- Jacob Immer and Jacob Immer Jr. in Illinois in 1871 and 1880
Contemporary Notables of the name Immer (post 1700)
- Forrest Rhinehart Immer (b. 1899), plant geneticist and author