Pimblett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Pimblett surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the name Euphemia where it is a short form of that name. The surname Pimblett originally derived from the Old English word Pymma which came from Euphemia. The surname Pimblett referred to the son of Euphemia which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames.
Early Origins of the Pimblett family
The surname Pimblett was first found in Somerset where the family can be "traced to Philip Pym, of Brymmore, 12 Edward IV."  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. "  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. 
Early History of the Pimblett family
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Pimblett 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 Pimblett 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. The variations of the name Pimblett include: Pym, Pymm, Pyme, Pymme, Pim, Pimm, Pimme and others.
Early Notables of the Pimblett family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Pym (1584-1643), English statesman from Bridgwater, Somerset who moved for the impeachment of advisers to Charles I; his actions led to the English Civil War; and Sir...
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Migration of the Pimblett family to Ireland
Some of the Pimblett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pimblett family
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 Pimblett or a variant listed above: Henry Pym, who settled in Barbados in 1668; Mary Pym, who settled in Virginia in 1673; Richard Pymm, who settled in Barbados in 1667; Charles Pym, who arrived in New England in 1715.
Contemporary Notables of the name Pimblett (post 1700) +
Historic Events for the Pimblett family +
- Mr. James Pimblett, English Refrigeration Greaser from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking 
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/