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Rayment History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , French


Rayment is an ancient name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of emigration that followed the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The 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 Rayment family


The surname Rayment 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 Rayment family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rayment research.
Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1626, 1683, 1680, 1st , 1673, 1733 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Rayment History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rayment Spelling Variations


Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Raymond, Rayment, Raymonds, Raymon and others.

Early Notables of the Rayment 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...
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Migration of the Rayment family to Ireland


Some of the Rayment family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Rayment family to the New World and Oceana


Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Rayment or a variant listed above:

Rayment Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Rayment, who landed in Virginia in 1629 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Rayment Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Rayment, aged 31, who landed in America from London, England, in 1904
  • Richard Rayment, aged 4, who landed in America from London, England, in 1904
  • Charles Rayment, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Woodford Bdge, England, in 1907
  • Guy Varley Rayment, aged 40, who emigrated to America from Sidcup, Kent, England, in 1918
  • Harry Rayment, who landed in America from Greenwich, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rayment Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Rayment, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Sarah Rayment, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Rayment (post 1700)


  • Alan William Harrington Rayment (b. 1928), former English cricketer
  • Percy Tarlton Rayment FRZS (1882-1964), Australian artist, author, broadcaster, poet and naturalist

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm


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