The name Impie is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived 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.
Early Origins of the Impie family
The surname Impie 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.
Early History of the Impie family
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Impie Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Impie has been spelled many different ways, including Impey, Impy, Impie and others.
Early Notables of the Impie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Impie family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Impies to arrive in North America: Thomas Impey, who settled in Maryland in 1740 with his wife Alice.