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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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Lucy Imms, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Emily Imms, aged 6, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Willie Imms, aged 1, 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    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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