The ancient name of Iremonger finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who worked in iron. The surname Iremonger originally derived from the Old English components iren
which signified the profession of ironmonger.
Early Origins of the Iremonger family
The surname Iremonger was first found in Lincolnshire
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 Iremonger family
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Iremonger Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Iremonger family name include Ironmonger, Iremonger, Irmynges and others.
Early Notables of the Iremonger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Iremonger family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Iremonger Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Jonathon D. Iremonger, aged 30, a painter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
- Hannah Iremonger, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
- David William Iremonger, aged 2, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
- Tom Iremonger, aged 2 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
Contemporary Notables of the name Iremonger (post 1700)
- James "Jimmy" Iremonger (1876-1956), English cricket player
- Valentin Iremonger (1918-1991), Irish diplomat and poet
- Thomas Lascelles Isa Shandon Valiant Iremonger (1916-1998), British Conservative Party politician
- Lieutenant-Colonel Harold Iremonger (1882-1937), Royal Marine officer, Governor of Saint Helena
- Albert Iremonger (1884-1958), brother of James, county-class cricket player