Pimperley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Pimperley family

The surname Pimperley was first found in Somerset where the family can be "traced to Philip Pym, of Brymmore, 12 Edward IV." [1] 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] 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]

Important Dates for the Pimperley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pimperley research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1440, 1663, 1584, 1643, 1615, 1671, 1641, 1648 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Pimperley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pimperley 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. Pimperley has been recorded under many different variations, including Pym, Pymm, Pyme, Pymme, Pim, Pimm, Pimme and others.

Early Notables of the Pimperley 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 Pimperley family to Ireland

Some of the Pimperley 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 Pimperley family

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 Pimperley 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.

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)
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