Early Origins of the Riminton family
The surname Riminton was first found in Yorkshire
at Rimington (Rimmington), a township, in the parish of Gisburn, union of Clitheroe, W. division of the wapentake
of Staincliffe and Ewcross. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The village dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was first listed as Renitone CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "farmstead on the boundary stream," having derived from the Old English words "rima" + -ing" + "tun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The first record of the family was found in 1219 as Goda de Rimington who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Yorkshire
at that time. Years later, Henry de Rymington was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1297 and Matilda Rymyngton, de Remymgton was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls of 1379. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The same rolls also listed Robertus de Rymngton in 1379. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Riminton family
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Riminton Spelling Variations
Riminton has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Remington, Remmington, Rimington, Rimmington and others.
Early Notables of the Riminton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Riminton family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Rimintons to arrive on North American shores: Phillip, Elizabeth and Alice Remington settled in Virginia in 1635; Thomas Remington settled in Barbados in 1669; John Rimmington settled in Virginia in 1754.