The history of the Reymont name began during the Middle Ages in a region once known as Languedoc
. The French name is derived from the personal name
Raimund. The personal name is derived from the Germanic elements "ragin," which means "counsel," or "advice," and "mund," which means "protection."
Early Origins of the Reymont family
The surname Reymont was first found in Languedoc
where they held a family seat
in the seigneurie of Toulouse, where they were distinguished members of the aristocracy of the region, and were later seated at Chantemerle, and d'Eoux.
Early History of the Reymont family
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Reymont Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name Reymont, including Raymond, Rayment, Raymont, Raimund, Reimund, Raimunt, Raimond, Raiment, Raimont, Ramond, Remond, Reymond and many more.
Early Notables of the Reymont family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reymont family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Reymont has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Reymont were Arthur Raymond who settled in Virginia in 1639; Ann Raymond settled in Barbados in 1680 with servants; Edward Raymond settled in Jamaica in 1685; Jean Raymond settled in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1719.
Contemporary Notables of the name Reymont (post 1700)
- V Stanislas Reymont, Polish novelist, received Nobel prize in 1924 for "Les Paysans"
- Wladyslaw Stanislav Reymont (1867-1925), Polish novelist