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

Pym Early Origins



The surname Pym 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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Pym Spelling Variations


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Pym Spelling Variations



Pym has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Pym, Pymm, Pyme, Pymme, Pim, Pimm, Pimme and others.

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Pym Early History


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Pym Early History



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

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Pym Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Pym In Ireland


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Pym In Ireland



Some of the Pym 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


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Pyms to arrive on North American shores:

Pym Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Pym, who settled in Barbados in 1668
  • Mary Pym, who settled in Virginia in 1673

Pym Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Pym, who arrived in New England in 1715
  • Emanuel Pym, who arrived in Virginia in 1734

Pym Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Pym, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pym (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pym (post 1700)



  • Ernest Frederick Pym (b. 1935), English professional footballer
  • John Pym (1584-1643), English parliamentarian
  • Barbara Pym (1913-1980), English writer
  • John Frederick Pym (b. 1900), rugby union player who represented Australia
  • Walter Ruthven Pym (1856-1908), British colonial bishop
  • Catherine Pym (b. 1921), Australian Olympic fencer
  • Hugh Pym (b. 1959), British journalist and author
  • Horace Pym (1844-1896), British confidential solicitor, book collector and editor
  • Leslie Ruthven Pym (1884-1945), Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom
  • Richard Henry Pym (1893-1988), British football player
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Pym Historic Events


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Pym Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. B R Pym, British WT Tel, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Pym Family Crest Products


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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. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. 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).
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Pym Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pym 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.

This page was last modified on 2 December 2016 at 01:10.

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