Early Origins of the Reminton family
The surname Reminton was 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The village dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was first listed as Renitone CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "farmstead on the boundary stream," having derived from the Old English words "rima" + -ing" + "tun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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
in 1297 and Matilda Rymyngton, de Remymgton was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls of 1379. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The same rolls also listed Robertus de Rymngton in 1379. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Reminton family
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Reminton Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Reminton has been spelled many different ways, including Remington, Remmington, Rimington, Rimmington and others.
Early Notables of the Reminton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reminton family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Remintons to arrive in North America: Phillip, Elizabeth and Alice Remington settled in Virginia in 1635; Thomas Remington settled in Barbados in 1669; John Rimmington settled in Virginia in 1754.