The name Rumbelow is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from Rumbald, an Old German personal name
. This name came to England
in the wake of the Norman Conquest
in 1066, as King William encouraged the immigration from continental Europe of skilled tradesmen and artisans; many of these immigrants came from Germany
. Saint Rumwold (Rumbold) was a medieval infant saint in England
, said to have lived for three days in 662. He is said to have been full of Christian piety despite his young age, and able to speak from the moment of his birth, requested baptism, and delivered a sermon prior to his early death. Another Saint Rumbold (Rumold, Romuold) was an Irish or Scottish Christian missionary who was martyred near Mechelen by two men, whom he had denounced for their evil ways. St. Rumbold's Cathedral is found in Mechelen, Belgium and it is here that his remains are generally thought to be buried.
Early Origins of the Rumbelow family
The surname Rumbelow was first found in Sussex
at Rumbold's-Wyke (St. Rumbald), also named Rumboldswyke, a parish, in the union of West Hampnett, hundred
of Box and Stockbridge, rape of Chichester. St Mary's Church, on Whyke Road, an 11th century church can still be found here and is in good repair.
Early History of the Rumbelow family
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Rumbelow Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Rumbelow include Rumbold, Rumbald, Rumble, Rumball, Rumbow and others.
Early Notables of the Rumbelow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rumbelow family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Rumbelow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Rumbelow, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880
Rumbelow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Rumbelow, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
- Malin Rumbelow, aged 42, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Pestonjee Bomanjee 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.
Contemporary Notables of the name Rumbelow (post 1700)
- Steven Rumbelow (1949-2016), English director, known for his work on Beyond (2005), Autumn (2009), Queen City Blowout (2003) and many more; he directed over 200 theatre productions
- Donald Rumbelow (b. 1940), British crime historian, former curator of the City of London Police's Crime Museum, an expert on Jack the Ripper
The Rumbelow 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: Virtutis laus actio
Motto Translation: The praise of virtue is action.