The name Irnynge is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name given to a person who worked in iron. The surname Irnynge originally derived from the Old English components iren
which signified the profession of ironmonger.
Early Origins of the Irnynge family
The surname Irnynge 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 Irnynge family
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Irnynge Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Irnynge include Ironmonger, Iremonger, Irmynges and others.
Early Notables of the Irnynge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Irnynge family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Irnynge were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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..