England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Raimount family name comes from the Norman personal name Raimund. This name is composed of the elements ragin, meaning counsel, and mund, meaning protection.
Early Origins of the Raimount family
Devon 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 Raimount family
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Raimount Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Raimount has been recorded under many different variations, including Raymond, Rayment, Raymonds, Raymon and others.
Early Notables of the Raimount family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Raimount family to Ireland
Some of the Raimount family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Raimount family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Raimounts were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: 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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