Show ContentsPimlott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Pimlott comes from the name Euphemia where it is a short form of that name. The surname Pimlott originally derived from the Old English word Pymma which came from Euphemia. The surname Pimlott referred to the son of Euphemia which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. [1]

Early Origins of the Pimlott family

The surname Pimlott was first found in Somerset where the family can be "traced to Philip Pym, of Brymmore, 12 Edward IV." [2] Indeed, there is much debate about the origin of this name. Another reference claims "considering that Eufemia is fairly common in the Hundredorum 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. " [1]

The Hundredorum 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. [3]

In Somerset, Roger Pym was listed there 1 Edward III (during the first year of the reign of King Edward III) [4] "The family of John Pym, the regicide, were of respectable antiquity in Somersetshire, being traced to Philip Pym, of Brymmore, co. Somerset, 12. Edward IV. " [2]

Early History of the Pimlott family

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Pimlott Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Pimlott were recorded, including Pym, Pymm, Pyme, Pymme, Pim, Pimm, Pimme and others.

Early Notables of the Pimlott family

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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Ireland Migration of the Pimlott family to Ireland

Some of the Pimlott 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.

Australia Pimlott migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Pimlott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Pimlott (post 1700) +

  • Steven Charles Pimlott OBE (1953-2007), English opera and theatre director
  • John Pimlott, English former footballer who played as an inside forward for Chester City (1959-1961)
  • Arthur Pimlott (d. 1895), English footballer who played as a forward for Burslem Port Vale between 1891 and 1893
  • Benjamin John "Ben" Pimlott FBA (1945-2004), British historian of the post-war period in Britain

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Pimlott, British Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales (1941) and survived the sinking [6]

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  5. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th September 2020). Retrieved from
  6. HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook