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It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Pimm was formed. The name was derived from the name Euphemia where it is a short form of that name. The surname Pimm originally derived from the Old English word Pymma which came from Euphemia. The surname Pimm referred to the son of Euphemia which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames.

Pimm Early Origins



The surname Pimm 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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Pimm Spelling Variations


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Pimm Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Pimm include Pym, Pymm, Pyme, Pymme, Pim, Pimm, Pimme and others.

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Pimm Early History


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Pimm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pimm 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 Pimm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pimm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pimm 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 Pimm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pimm In Ireland


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Pimm In Ireland



Some of the Pimm 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Pimm were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Pimm Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Pimm, who arrived in Maryland in 1669

Pimm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H J Pimm, who landed in New York, NY in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pimm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pimm (post 1700)



  • Stuart Pimm (b. 1949), American-British biologist and theoretical ecologist
  • Ed Pimm (b. 1956), American former driver in the CART Championship Car series
  • George W. Pimm, American politician, Representative from New York 14th District, 1882
  • James Pimm (b. 1798), English son of tenant farmers who created the gin-based cocktail known as Pimm's
  • John Huggett "Jack" Pimm MC (b. 1920), Australian rules footballer
  • William Edwin Pimm (1864-1952), British two-time gold medalist sport shooter who competed at the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Pat Pimm, Canadian politician elected as a BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2009 provincial election

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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. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Pimm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pimm 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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