Ims History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Ims is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name 'Emma.'' The surname Ims referred to the 'son of Emma' which belongs to the category of metronymic surnames. 
Early Origins of the Ims family
The surname Ims was first found in London where the first record is the marriage record of William Kelsea and Isabell Imme, who married at St. Dionis Backchurch in 1574. 
Early History of the Ims family
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Ims Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Ims have been found, including Im, Imm, Imme, Imms, Immes, Immson, Imson, Immeson, Imeson, Immison, Imison and many more.
Early Notables of the Ims family (pre 1700)
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Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Ims, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Ims Settlers in United States in the 18th Century