The history of the Raiment name began during the Middle Ages in a region once known as Languedoc
. The French name is derived from the personal name
Raimund. The personal name is derived from the Germanic elements "ragin," which means "counsel," or "advice," and "mund," which means "protection."
Early Origins of the Raiment family
The surname Raiment was first found in Languedoc
where they held a family seat
in the seigneurie of Toulouse, where they were distinguished members of the aristocracy of the region, and were later seated at Chantemerle, and d'Eoux.
Early History of the Raiment family
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Raiment Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local
dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Raiment is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Raymond, Rayment, Raymont, Raimund, Reimund, Raimunt, Raimond, Raiment, Raimont, Ramond, Remond, Reymond and many more.
Early Notables of the Raiment family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Raiment family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Raiment has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Raiment were Arthur Raymond who settled in Virginia in 1639; Ann Raymond settled in Barbados in 1680 with servants; Edward Raymond settled in Jamaica in 1685; Jean Raymond settled in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1719.