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Where did the English Remington family come from? What is the English Remington family crest and coat of arms? When did the Remington family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Remington family history?
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Remington include Remington, Remmington, Rimington, Rimmington and others.
First found in Yorkshire at Rimington (Rimmington), a township, in the parish of Gisburn, union of Clitheroe, W. division of the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross.  The village dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Renitone  and literally meant "farmstead on the boundary stream," having derived from the Old English words "rima" + -ing" + "tun.  The first record of the family was found in 1219 as Goda de Rimington who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Yorkshire at that time. Years later, Henry de Rymington was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire in 1297 and Matilda Rymyngton, de Remymgton was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379.  The same rolls also listed Robertus de Rymngton in 1379. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Remington research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1372 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Remington History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Remington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Remington or a variant listed above:
Remington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Remington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Remington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Remington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Remington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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