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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?

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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. [1] The village dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Renitone [2] and literally meant "farmstead on the boundary stream," having derived from the Old English words "rima" + -ing" + "tun. [3] 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. [4] The same rolls also listed Robertus de Rymngton in 1379. [5]


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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.

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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


  • Phillip, Elizabeth and Alice Remington settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Alice Remington, aged 26, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Elizabeth Remington, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Phillipp Remington, aged 29, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • John Remington, who landed in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1637


Remington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • G J A Remington, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1864
  • Newman Remington, aged 22, landed in New York in 1868

Remington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • John Remington, aged 21, a painter, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Rebecca Remington, aged 19, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • John Remington arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863

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  • Charles Lee Remington (1922-2007), American entomologist and lepidopterist
  • William Remington (1917-1954), American economist
  • Emory Remington (1891-1971), American trombonist
  • Frederic Remington Jr., American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey Republican State Committee, 1976
  • Earl J. Remington, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952
  • Benjamin Remington, American politician, Rhode Island Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1804
  • B. D. Remington, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Colchester, 1912
  • H. P. Remington, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1952
  • Harvey Remington, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 45th District, 1926
  • Harvey F. Remington, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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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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