Remus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of Artois emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Remus family. Originally, people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Artois is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Two of the common types of family names found in the Artois are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name.

Early Origins of the Remus family

The surname Remus was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Campeau, and were one of the distinguished members of the aristocracy in the north-east tip of France where their estates were as far south as Lorraine, Picardy, and Champagne.

Remigius (died 1092), was Bishop of Lincoln, England. "In 1066, he was almoner of Fécamp, and contributed one ship with twenty knights for the invasion of England by the Normans. He took part in the expedition, and was present at the battle of Hastings. In the following year he received the bishopric of Dorchester, according to later scandal as the price of his aid to the Conqueror." [1]

Philip or Philippe de Remi (1246-1296) was an Anglo-Norman poet, to whom were assigned two romances, called respectively 'La Manekine' and 'Jehan de Dammartin et Blonde d'Oxford.' It is thought that he and his family held lands at Remi, near Compiègne, and where he was long known as Philippe de Remi. [1]

Early History of the Remus family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Remus research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1583, 1733, 1626, 1698, 1534 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Remus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Remus Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Remy, Reme, Remme, Remmes, Remmy, Remi, Remmi, Remie, Remies, Remis, Larem and many more.

Early Notables of the Remus family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Remus family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bartel Reme who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737; Mr. Remi settled in Louisiana in 1820; Jacob Remie settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737.

Contemporary Notables of the name Remus (post 1700) +

  • Ann Remus, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 2000 [2]
  • Carl Remus Stimson (1894-1936), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Remus W. V. Dorsey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1912, 1916 [3]

  • Heinrich Remus (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]

The Remus Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ultra Remigandun
Motto Translation: Return from beyond

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook
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