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Keymer is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the parish of Keymer, in the county of Sussex. Keymer is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Keymer Early Origins



The surname Keymer was first found in Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Keymer Spelling Variations


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Keymer 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 Keymer family name include Keymer, Keymmer, Kemer, Keymere, Kemeyre and many more.

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Keymer Early History


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Keymer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keymer research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1604, 1713, and 1793 are included under the topic Early Keymer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keymer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keymer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Keymer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Keymer surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Keymer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Keymer and his son, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1754
  • William Keymer journeyed to Maryland in 1774

Keymer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sidney L. Keymer, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1897

Keymer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Keymer, aged 57, who landed in America, in 1922

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Keymer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keymer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 March 2013 at 09:24.

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