Remely is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Remely family lived in Cambridgeshire
. Their name, however, is a reference to Romily,
near Eure, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Remely family
The surname Remely was first found in Cambridgeshire
where they were anciently Lords of the Manor. The family emerged from Normandy
where they held a knights fee at Eure, in the arrondisement of Les Andelys, in the canton of Fleury-sur-Andelle. At what time Richard de Romilly arrived to have an interest in the villages of Girton and Barton in the county of Cambridge is unknown. There was conflict between two Norman nobles, Roger de Tosny and Richard de Romilly between 1190 and 1200. Overriding this dispute was another Norman Lord, Gilbert de Miners, who eventually lost these lands, and other unnamed lands in Buckinghamshire.
Early History of the Remely family
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Remely 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 Remely 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 Remely include Remely, Remelly, Remilly, Remmilly, Remilley, Remiley, Romilly, Rommilly, Romiley and many more.
Early Notables of the Remely family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Remely 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 Remely, or a variant listed above:
Remely Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Ambrose Remely who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749