Rimell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Rimell surname comes from the Old French "ramel," in turn from the Latin "ramus," meaning "a branch;" as such it may have been a topographic name for someone who lived in a wooded area. It has also been suggested that the name was of nickname origins for someone who had a connection with Palm Sunday (dimanche des rameaux).

Early Origins of the Rimell family

The surname Rimell was first found in Languedoc where this celebrated family held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Rimell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rimell research. Another 442 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1365, 1470, 1577, 1586, 1673, 1692, 1766, 1768, 1791, 1792, 1815, 1819, and 1829 are included under the topic Early Rimell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rimell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ramel, Ramelle, Ramels, Ramelles, Rammel, Rammelle, Rammels, Rammelles, Rauml, Raumel, Raumels, Raumelle, Raumelles, La Ramuel and many more.

Early Notables of the Rimell family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Rimell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Rimell family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Ramel settled in Philadelphia in 1751; and Mr. Ramel settled in Philadelphia in 1863.


Contemporary Notables of the name Rimell (post 1700) +

  • John Rimell, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1856 [1]
  • Thomas Frederic "Fred" Rimell (1913-1981), British champion National Hunt racing jockey and trainer, nicknamed "Mr Grand National"


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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