Nayman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Nayman family

The surname Nayman was first found in Lincolnshire where one of the first records of the name was Richard le Naim who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of that shire (1170-1178.) A few years later, John Nepos, le Neim was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for Surrey in 1214. In Worcestershire, John le Neim (c. 1280) and John le Naym (1327) were listed in the Subsidy Rolls. Year later, John Naym was listed in the Inquisitions and Assessments relating to Feudal Aids in 1431. [1] The name was also traditionally known as a nickname having derived from the Old English word "neme" which meant "uncle." [2]

Early History of the Nayman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nayman research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1510, 1600, 1430, 1698 and 1864 are included under the topic Early Nayman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nayman 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 Nayman include Neame, Neeme, Neam, Neem, Neme, Name and others.

Early Notables of the Nayman family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Charles Neame of Harefield Court and John Neame of Selling Court, Kent among the most valuable hop growers in East Kent. The are presumed to be the namesakes of Shepherd Neame, the...
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nayman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Nayman migration to the United States +

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 Nayman were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Nayman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andreas Nayman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [3]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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