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The Anglo-Saxon name Impey comes from the family having resided in the area that was referred to as Impey in the county of Essex. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English word imphaga which denoted an enclosure that housed young trees. In this case the original bearers lived near an area where there were young trees or saplings.

Impey Early Origins



The surname Impey was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Impey Spelling Variations


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Impey Spelling Variations



Impey 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. Impey, Impy, Impie and others.

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Impey Early History


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Impey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Impey research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Impey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Impey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Impey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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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 Impeys to arrive on North American shores:

Impey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Impey, who settled in Maryland in 1740 with his wife Alice

Impey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Impey, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Impey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Impey (post 1700)



  • Andy Impey (b. 1971), English footballer
  • Chris Impey, Professor of Astronomy at Arizona University
  • Sir Elijah Impey (1732-1809), British judge, chief justice of Bengal

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Impey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Impey 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 2 December 2013 at 07:42.

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