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The name Imms was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name Emma. The surname Imms referred to the son of Emma which belongs to the category of metronymic surnames.

Imms Early Origins



The surname Imms was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Imms Spelling Variations


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Imms Spelling Variations



Imms has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Im, Imm, Imme, Imms, Immes, Immson, Imson, Immeson, Imeson, Immison, Imison and many more.

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Imms Early History


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Imms Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Imms research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1243, 1574, 1768, and 1794 are included under the topic Early Imms History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Imms Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Imms Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Imms Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Immss to arrive on North American shores:

Imms Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest Imms, aged 32, who landed in America from Southampton, in 1923
  • Frederick Imms, aged 15, who emigrated to America, in 1924

Imms Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Imms, aged 40, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Lucy Imms, aged 30, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Emily Imms, aged 6, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Willie Imms, aged 1, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Imms (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Imms (post 1700)



  • David Imms (b. 1945), English artist and painter, awarded the Northern Arts Purchase Award and Llewellyn Smith Scholarship
  • Augustus Daniel Imms FRS (1880-1949), English educator, research institution administrator and entomologist
  • George Imms, British government official

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Imms Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Imms 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 8 May 2015 at 20:28.

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