The Norman Conquest
in 1066 brought much change, including many immigrants with new names. Among these were the ancestors of the Raimynd family, whose name comes from the Norman personal name Raimund.
This name is composed of the elements ragin,
Early Origins of the Raimynd family
The surname Raimynd was first found in 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 Raimynd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raimynd research.Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1626, 1683, 1680, 1st , 1673, 1733 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Raimynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Raimynd Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Raymond, Rayment, Raymonds, Raymon and others.
Early Notables of the Raimynd family (pre 1700)
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... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raimynd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Raimynd family to Ireland
Some of the Raimynd family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Raimynd family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Raimynd 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