Reamy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of Artois emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Reamy family. Originally, people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Artois is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Two of the common types of family names found in the Artois are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name.

Early Origins of the Reamy family

The surname Reamy was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Campeau, and were one of the distinguished members of the aristocracy in the north-east tip of France where their estates were as far south as Lorraine, Picardy, and Champagne.

Remigius (died 1092), was Bishop of Lincoln, England. "In 1066, he was almoner of Fécamp, and contributed one ship with twenty knights for the invasion of England by the Normans. He took part in the expedition, and was present at the battle of Hastings. In the following year he received the bishopric of Dorchester, according to later scandal as the price of his aid to the Conqueror." [1]

Philip or Philippe de Remi (1246-1296) was an Anglo-Norman poet, to whom were assigned two romances, called respectively 'La Manekine' and 'Jehan de Dammartin et Blonde d'Oxford.' It is thought that he and his family held lands at Remi, near Compiègne, and where he was long known as Philippe de Remi. [1]

Early History of the Reamy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reamy research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1583, 1733, 1626, 1698, 1534 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Reamy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Reamy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Remy, Reme, Remme, Remmes, Remmy, Remi, Remmi, Remie, Remies, Remis, Larem and many more.

Early Notables of the Reamy family (pre 1700)

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reamy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Reamy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reamy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Olive L. Reamy, aged 34, originally from London, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "City of New York" from Liverpool, England [2]
Reamy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lazarus Lowrey Reamy, aged 55, arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Kroonland" from Antwerp, Belgium [3]
  • Frank Reamy, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Reamy (post 1700) +

  • Lieutenant Thomas G. Reamy, American commander of the USS Searaven (SS-196), a Sargo-class submarine during World War II
  • Tom Reamy (1935-1977), American two-time Hugo Award nominated science fiction and fantasy author


The Reamy Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ultra Remigandun
Motto Translation: Return from beyond




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