Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the name Euphemia where it is a short form of that name. The surname Pimbly originally derived from the Old English word Pymma which came from Euphemia. The surname Pimbly referred to the son of Euphemia which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames.
Early Origins of the Pimbly family
Somerset where the family can be "traced to Philip Pym, of Brymmore, 12 Edward IV." 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. " 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Pimbly family
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 Pimbly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pimbly Spelling Variations
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. Pimbly has been recorded under many different variations, including Pym, Pymm, Pyme, Pymme, Pim, Pimm, Pimme and others.
Early Notables of the Pimbly family (pre 1700)
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pimbly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pimbly family to Ireland
Some of the Pimbly 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.
Migration of the Pimbly family to the New World and Oceana
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 Pimbly 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.
Pimbly Family Crest Products