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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Pim came from the name Euphemia where it is a short form of that name. The surname Pim originally derived from the Old English word Pymma which came from Euphemia. The surname Pim referred to the son of Euphemia which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames.

Pim Early Origins



The surname Pim was first found in Somerset where the family can be "traced to Philip Pym, of Brymmore, 12 Edward IV." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Indeed, there is much debate about the origin of this name. Another reference claims "considering that Eufemia is fairly common in the Hundred Rolls, that Pimme is feminine, and Phemie is still the nickname, it all but certain that we have here the solution of the name in question. Personally I have no doubt that this derivation is correct. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundred Rolls of 1273 lists the following: Eufemmia de Neville in Lincolnshire; Katerina Eufemme in Norfolk; Pimme, widow of Peter Seman in Cumberland; Bartholomew filius Pimme in Hunts; Chun Pimme in Cambridge and finally Henry Pimme in Cambridge. Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379, list Agnes Pyme and Johannes Pymson. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Pim Spelling Variations


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Pim Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Pim has been recorded under many different variations, including Pym, Pymm, Pyme, Pymme, Pim, Pimm, Pimme and others.

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Pim Early History


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Pim Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pim research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1440, 1663, 1584, 1643, 1615, 1671, 1641, 1648 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Pim History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pim Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pim Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John Pym (1584-1643), English statesman, who moved for the impeachment of advisers to Charles I, actions which led to the English Civil War; and Sir Charles...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pim Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pim In Ireland


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Pim In Ireland



Some of the Pim family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Pim or a variant listed above:

Pim Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dorothy Pim, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Richard Pim, who landed in Maryland in 1679
  • Alice Pim, who landed in Maryland in 1679

Pim Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • D.E. Pim, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pim (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pim (post 1700)



  • Sir Alan William Pim (d. 1958), English Colonial Administrator
  • Sarah Pim (1746-1832), businesswoman and Quaker benefactor in Clonmel, Country Tipperary, Ireland
  • Jonathan Pim (1858-1949), Irish lawyer and Liberal politician, Solicitor-General and Attorney-General for Ireland
  • Jonathan Pim (1806-1885), Irish philanthropist and Liberal politician, MP for Dublin
  • Willem Bernard Pim (1934-1996), Dutch jazz pianist
  • Dr. Joshua Pim (1869-1942), medical doctor and a renowned Irish amateur tennis player
  • Sir Richard Pike Pim (1900-1987), Knight, Inspector-General of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, Northern Ireland

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Pim Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pim 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.

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