The history of the Raimont 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 Raimont family
The surname Raimont 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 Raimont family
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Raimont Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. 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 Raimont family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Raimont family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Raimont has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Raimont 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.