Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Neme family
The surname Neme 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The name was also traditionally known as a nickname
having derived from the Old English word "neme" which meant "uncle." CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Neme family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neme research.Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1510, 1600, 1430, 1698 and 1864 are included under the topic Early Neme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Neme Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Neme are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Neme include: Neame, Neeme, Neam, Neem, Neme, Name and others.
Early Notables of the Neme 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 Neme Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Neme family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Neme or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..