Show ContentsRemy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of Artois emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Remy 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 Remy family

The surname Remy 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 Remy family

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Remy 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 Remy family (pre 1700)

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Remy Ranking

In the United States, the name Remy is the 7,874th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2] However, in France, the name Remy is ranked the 144th most popular surname with an estimated 21,350 people with that name. [3]

United States Remy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Remy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Abram Remy, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [4]
  • Barthel Remy, who arrived in Carolina in 1736 [4]
Remy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Remy, who landed in New York, NY in 1835 [4]
  • Jak Wilh Remy, who landed in America in 1853 [4]
  • Joh Peter Remy, who arrived in America in 1867 [4]
  • Wilh Aug Remy, who arrived in America in 1868 [4]

Canada Remy migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Remy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Martin Remy, son of Nicolas and Georgette, who married Angélique Poisson, daughter of François and Marguerite, in Champlain, Quebec on 28th February 1724 [5]
  • André Remy, son of Pierre and Marie, who married Louise Boucher, daughter of François and Anne, in Quebec on 1st May 1730 [5]
  • Léopold Remy, son of Jean and Louise, who married Angélique Trudel, daughter of Nicolas and Barbe, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 9th January 1758 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Remy (post 1700) +

  • Gerald Peter "Jerry" Remy (1952-2021), American professional baseball player and sports broadcaster, he played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a second baseman for ten seasons
  • Alfred Remy (1870-1927), American philologist and music theorist
  • E. Daniel Remy, American politician, Mayor of Burbank, California, 1979-80, 1984-85 [6]
  • Jacques Rémy (b. 1972), French soccer striker
  • Ludger Rémy (1949-2017), German harpsichordist, conductor and musicologist
  • Joseph Rémy (b. 1906), Belgian boxer at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Louis Remy Mignot (1831-1870), American painter, born in Charleston, South Carolina, died in Brighton, England
  • Walter Remy Dray (1886-1973), American Olympic track and field athlete
  • G. Remy Bierly, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964 [7]
  • Remy Chauvin (1913-2009), French biologist and entomologist, born at Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines, Haut-Rhinand

Flight TWA 800
  • Ms. Jacqueline Remy (d. 1996), from France, French passenger flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash [8]

The Remy 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

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  5. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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  8. ^ The Washington Post Passenger List TWA Flight 800. (Retrieved 2018, February 15th). Retrieved from on Facebook