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Remsen Early Origins



The surname Remsen was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Remsen Spelling Variations


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Remsen Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Remsen family name include Rempston, Rempson, Rempstone, Rempsen, Rempsan, Rempstan, Rempsun, Rampston, Rampson and many more.

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Remsen Early History


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Remsen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Remsen research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1510, 1600, 1455, 1487, 1406, 1381, 1382, 1393, 1395, 1393, 1399, 1399, 1400, 1400, 1401, 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1406 and 1406 are included under the topic Early Remsen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Remsen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Remsen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Rempston (Ramston) (died 1406), Constable of the Tower and an MP, Knight of the Shire for Nottinghamshire (1381), which he also represented in the parliaments of 1382, 1393, and 1395, served as Sheriff of Nottinghamshire (1393), made his way to France to join...

Another 193 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Remsen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Remsen surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Remsen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Remmet Remsen, who landed in New York, NY in 1642

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Contemporary Notables of the name Remsen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Remsen (post 1700)



  • Jacob D. Remsen, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 18th District, 1900-04; Defeated, 1904; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904
  • Henry Remsen, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1784-85
  • Edward Remsen, American politician, Mayor of Montclair, New Jersey, 2007

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Remsen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Remsen 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 December 2015 at 11:17.

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