The ancestors of the Rumley family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Cambridgeshire
. Their name, however, is a reference to Romily,
near Eure, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Rumley family
The surname Rumley was first found in Cambridgeshire
where they were anciently Lords of the Manor. The family emerged from Normandy
where they held a knights fee at Eure, in the arrondisement of Les Andelys, in the canton of Fleury-sur-Andelle. At what time Richard de Romilly arrived to have an interest in the villages of Girton and Barton in the county of Cambridge is unknown. There was conflict between two Norman nobles, Roger de Tosny and Richard de Romilly between 1190 and 1200. Overriding this dispute was another Norman Lord, Gilbert de Miners, who eventually lost these lands, and other unnamed lands in Buckinghamshire.
Early History of the Rumley family
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Rumley Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Remely, Remelly, Remilly, Remmilly, Remilley, Remiley, Romilly, Rommilly, Romiley and many more.
Early Notables of the Rumley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rumley family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Rumley or a variant listed above:
Rumley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Mark Rumley, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 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)
Rumley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mary Rumley, aged 26, originally from Cork, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Etruria" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J656-5PY : 6 December 2014), Mary Rumley, 21 Mar 1892; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Etruria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Ellen Rumley, aged 18, originally from Ballycotton, who arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Liverpool & Queenstown CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQZ-Z3K : 6 December 2014), Ellen Rumley, 16 Apr 1896; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Rumley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Timothy Rumley, aged 31, originally from Knockadown, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Queenstown, Ireland CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJM1-LYH : 6 December 2014), Timothy Rumley, 18 Apr 1913; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Rumley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Charles Rumley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Constance.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Rumley (post 1700)
- Johnny Rumley, former American NASCAR driver
- Major-General Randal Rumley (1811-1884), British Army officer, Commander-in-Chief, Scotland
- Simon Rumley (b. 1968), British screenwriter, director and author
- Dennis Rumley, Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia