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The name Rimmer is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a poet, from the Old English words rime or ryme, in other words, one who was called the rhymer. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.

Rimmer Early Origins



The surname Rimmer was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from ancient times, having manors and estates in that shire. Anciently they undoubtedly derived their name from the court Rhymer or Versificator, a practice that started with King Henry III of England.

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Rimmer Spelling Variations


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Rimmer Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Rimmer include Rimmer, Rimer, Remmer and others.

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Rimmer Early History


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Rimmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rimmer research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rimmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rimmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rimmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Rimmer were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Rimmer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alice Rimmer, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Rimmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Stephan Rimmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Rimmer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Rimmer, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Rimmer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Rimmer was a hatter in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1861 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Rimmer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Rimmer, aged 23, a joiner, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • Ellen Rimmer, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • William A. Rimmer, aged 2, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • Annie Rimmer, aged 1, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rimmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rimmer (post 1700)



  • Robert Henry Rimmer, American author of several books, most notably "The Harrad Experiment"
  • John James "Jimmy" Rimmer (b. 1948), English former football goalkeeper
  • David Rimmer, Canadian visual artist and winner of the Governor General's Award in visual and media arts in 2011
  • John Thomas "Jack" Rimmer (1878-1962), British athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1900 Summer Olympics
  • Eve Rimmer (1937-1996), New Zealand athlete

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Rimmer Historic Events


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Rimmer Historic Events




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Rimmer Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Rimmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rimmer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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