England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Raymant is based on the Norman personal name Raimund. This name is composed of the elements ragin, meaning counsel, and mund, meaning protection.
Early Origins of the Raymant 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 Raymant family
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Raymant Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Raymant include Raymond, Rayment, Raymonds, Raymon and others.
Early Notables of the Raymant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Raymant family to Ireland
Some of the Raymant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Raymant family to the New World and Oceana
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Raymants to arrive on North American shores: 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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