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Irmynges History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Irmynges comes from when its first bearer worked as a person who worked in iron. The surname Irmynges originally derived from the Old English components iren and mangere which signified the profession of ironmonger.

Early Origins of the Irmynges family

The surname Irmynges 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 Irmynges family

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Irmynges Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Irmynges include Ironmonger, Iremonger, Irmynges and others.

Early Notables of the Irmynges family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Irmynges family to the New World and Oceana

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Irmynges or a variant listed above: William, Francis and Elizabeth Ironmonger settled in Virginia in 1652; Robert Ironmonger settled in New England in 1774; Thomas Ironmonger settled in Virginia in 1624..

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