The name Ivemmay is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Ivemmay was a name used for a person who because of their personal attributes and characteristics was referred to as Ivy
. In this case the nickname
was originally derived from an old Christmas game, where Ivy-gir
l was the antagonist. This name signifies a young maiden.
Often nicknames described strong traits or attributes that people wished to emulate in a specific animal. In the Middle Ages, anthropomorphic ideas,
which attributed human qualities and form to gods or animals, were held about the characters of other living creatures. They were based on the creature's habits. Moreover, these associations were reflected in folk tales, mythology, and legends which portrayed animals behaving as humans.
Early Origins of the Ivemmay family
The surname Ivemmay was first found in Huntingdonshire where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Ivemmay family
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Ivemmay 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 Ivemmay include Ivany, Ivimey, Iviormy, Ivamy, Iveney, Ivanny and many more.
Early Notables of the Ivemmay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ivemmay 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 Ivemmay were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Nicholas Ivany settled in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1755; George Ivymy settled at Trinity in 1757; James Ivamy settled in Bonaventure in 1788; George Ivamy settled in Port Wrexton in 1825.