Origins Available: English
The name Raymonde arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Raymonde comes from the Norman personal name Raimund.
This name is composed of the elements ragin,
Early Origins of the Raymonde family
The surname Raymonde 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 Raymonde family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raymonde 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 Raymonde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Raymonde Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Raymonde are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Raymonde include Raymond, Rayment, Raymonds, Raymon and others.
Early Notables of the Raymonde 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 Raymonde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Raymonde family to Ireland
Some of the Raymonde 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 Raymonde family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Raymonde, 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
Contemporary Notables of the name Raymonde (post 1700)
- Raymonde Tillon (1915-2016), French politician who was in the French Resistance during the Second World War
- Raymonde Folco (b. 1940), Canadian politician