The ancient name Primme is a Norman name that would have been developed in England
after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. This name was a name given to a slender or a small man
having derived from the Old French word prim,
Early Origins of the Primme family
The surname Primme was first found in Sussex
where they acquired the manor of Walberton House.
Early History of the Primme family
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Primme Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Primme were recorded, including Pryme, Prime and others.
Early Notables of the Primme family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Primme family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Primme arrived in North America very early: Mark Prime, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630; Edmund Pryme and Michael Pryme, who came to Virginia in 1635; Nicholas Prime, who settled in Philadelphia in 1683.
The Primme Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nil invita minerva
Motto Translation: Nothing contrary to one’s genius.