The history of the Raimond 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 Raimond family
The surname Raimond 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 Raimond family
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Raimond Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Raimond include Raymond, Rayment, Raymont, Raimund, Reimund, Raimunt, Raimond, Raiment, Raimont, Ramond, Remond, Reymond and many more.
Early Notables of the Raimond family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Raimond family to the New World and Oceana
French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England
, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Raimond surname were
Raimond Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Lorenz Raimond, who landed in Brazil in 1862 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Raimond (post 1700)
- Jean-Bernard Raimond (1926-2016), French politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (1986-1988)