Rumonte is one of the many new names that came to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Rumonte comes from the Norman personal name Raimund.
This name is composed of the elements ragin,
Early Origins of the Rumonte family
The surname Rumonte was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Rumonte family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rumonte research.Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1626, 1683, 1680, 1st , 1673, 1733 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Rumonte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rumonte Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Rumonte are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Rumonte include Raymond, Rayment, Raymonds, Raymon and others.
Early Notables of the Rumonte family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Raymond or Rayment (1626-1683), an English judge, Justice of the Common Pleas (1680); and his son, Robert Raymond... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rumonte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rumonte family to Ireland
Some of the Rumonte family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rumonte family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Rumonte, or a variant listed above: John and William Raymond, who settled in Salem in 1630; Arthur Raymond, who settled in Virginia in 1635; William Raymond, who settled in New Hampshire