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The ancient name Pyman is a Norman name that would have been developed in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This name was a name given to a talkative or thieving person. Such a person was so named for a fancied resemblance to the magpie, a common bird in England at the time that was known for such characteristics.

Pyman Early Origins



The surname Pyman was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Pyman Spelling Variations


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Pyman 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 Pyman were recorded, including Pye, Pie, Pyman, Piemakere, Pies and others.

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Pyman Early History


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Pyman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pyman research. Another 369 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1177, 1066, 1296, 1273, 1332, 1524, 1585, 1662, 1620, 1620, 1701, 1620, 1626, 1607, 1673, 1661, 1673, 1626, 1697, 1651, 1721, 1689, 1724, 1696 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Pyman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pyman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pyman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Robert Pye (1585-1662) was an English courtier, administrator and politician, Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer in 1620; and his son, Sir Robert Pye ( ca. 1620-1701), an English politician; Sir Walter Pye, Member of Parliament for Brecon from 1620-1626...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pyman Notables 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



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, Australia, 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 Pyman arrived in North America very early:

Pyman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Pyman, who landed in Maryland in 1668

Pyman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Pyman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caspar" in 1849

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Pyman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pyman 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 5 December 2013 at 15:44.

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