Raimonte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Raimonte is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Raimonte came from the Norman personal name Raimund. This name is composed of the elements ragin, meaning counsel, and mund, meaning protection. 
However, another source claims the name was "an ancient Christian name Raimundus. It was introduced at the Conquest, or soon after." 
Early Origins of the Raimonte family
The surname Raimonte was first found in Essex where "Giraldus Raimundus" who appears in Domesday as a mesne-lord there. The name continued there till about 1272, when John Reimund is found in the Hundredorum Rolls. At the same date the family was numerous in Kent. Their original seat was at Raymond's, near Rye. They were for a great length of time Stewards to the Abbot and Convent of Battel for their lands near this place; and it is probable that it was once the original stock from which the Raymonds of Essex, Norfolk and other counties, derived their extraction. 
Richard filius Reimund and Robert filius Reimund from Cambridgeshire were also mentioned in the Hundredorum, Rolls. 
In Somerset, Philip Remond was listed there 1 Edward III (in the first year of King Edward III's reign.) 
Early History of the Raimonte family
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Raimonte Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Raimonte are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Raimonte include Raymond, Rayment, Raymonds, Raymon and others.
Early Notables of the Raimonte family
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Raymond or Rayment (1626-1683), an English judge, Justice of the Common Pleas (1680); and his son, Robert Raymond...
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Migration of the Raimonte family to Ireland
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Migration of the Raimonte family
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Raimonte, or a variant listed above: John and William Raymond, who settled in Salem in 1630; Arthur Raymond, who settled in Virginia in 1635; William Raymond, who settled in New Hampshire in 1631.
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