Raymon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Norman Conquest of England of 1066 added many new elements to the already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Raymon name is derived from the Norman personal name Raimund. This name is composed of the elements ragin, meaning counsel, and mund, meaning protection. [1]

However, another source claims the name was "an ancient Christian name Raimundus. It was introduced at the Conquest, or soon after." [2]

Early Origins of the Raymon family

The surname Raymon 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. [3]

Richard filius Reimund and Robert filius Reimund from Cambridgeshire were also mentioned in the Hundredorum, Rolls. [4]

In Somerset, Philip Remond was listed there 1 Edward III (in the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [5]

Early History of the Raymon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raymon research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1626, 1683, 1680, 1673, 1733 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Raymon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Raymon Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Raymond, Rayment, Raymonds, Raymon and others.

Early Notables of the Raymon 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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Ireland Migration of the Raymon family to Ireland

Some of the Raymon 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.


United States Raymon migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Raymon or a variant listed above were:

Raymon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicholas Raymon, who settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Nicholas Raymon, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [6]
Raymon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Isaac Raymon, who arrived in New York city in 1712
  • Isaac Raymon, who arrived in New York, NY in 1715 [6]
Raymon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Raymon, aged 36, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849 [6]
  • Washington Raymon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Raymon (post 1700) +

  • Charles Raymon Savage (1906-1976), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Washington State House of Representatives, 1939-43, 1951-59, 1963-67, 1969-76 [7]
  • Raymon W. Herndon (1918-1942), United States Marine, posthumous recipient of the Navy Cross
  • Raymon "Ray" Gaddis (b. 1990), American soccer player
  • Raymon Anton Reifer (b. 1991), Barbadian cricketer


  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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