The ancient name Pyman 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 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.
Early Origins of the Pyman family
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.
Early History of the Pyman family
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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.
Early Notables of the Pyman family (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.
Migration of the Pyman 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 Pyman arrived in North America very early:
Pyman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Pyman, who landed in Maryland in 1668 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Pyman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Henry Pyman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caspar" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CASPAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Caspar.htm