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Multiple Origins for the Surname Rumsey


English


Rumsey Early Origins



The surname Rumsey was first found in Hampshire at Romsey, a small market town and parish that dates back to Saxon times when it was first listed as Rummaesig c. 970. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"This place, which derives its name from the Saxon, was selected as the site of an abbey for nuns of the Benedictine order by Edward the Elder, whose daughter Elfleda was the first abbess. The foundation was augmented in 967, by Edgar, whose son Edmund was interred in the abbey church; all the early abbesses were of royal birth, and eminent for their sanctity. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
By the time of the Domesday Book, [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
the town was known as Romesy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
and was known as the lannds of Romsey, held by Hundger, a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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Rumsey Spelling Variations


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Rumsey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Romsey, Rumsey, Romsie, Rumsie, Roomsy, Roumsey and others.

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Rumsey Early History


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Rumsey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rumsey research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1206, 1331, 1584, 1660 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Rumsey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rumsey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rumsey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rumsey 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rumsey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Rumsey, who arrived in Fairfield, Conn in 1664

Rumsey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • B. Rumsey, aged 39, who landed in America from England, in 1893
  • Charles Rumsey, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1893
  • Albert E. Rumsey, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Elma Rumsey, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Rumsey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles E. Rumsey, who landed in America, in 1905
  • D.P. Rumsey, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Beatrice F. Rumsey, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Northampton, England, in 1908
  • Rumsey, aged 5, who settled in America from Northampton, England, in 1908
  • Edna Rumsey, aged 5, who settled in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rumsey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Rumsey, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rumsey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rumsey (post 1700)



  • Howard Rumsey (1917-2015), American jazz double-bassist
  • Charles Cary Rumsey (1879-1922), American sculptor
  • Elisha Walker Rumsey (d. 1827), American pioneer, co-founder of Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • F. B. Rumsey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1912
  • Harmon Rumsey, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 5th District, 1921, 1922
  • Henry Rumsey (b. 1784), American politician, Supervisor of Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, 1827-28, 1834-35; Member Michigan Territorial Council from Washtenaw County, 1828-29
  • Julian Sidney Rumsey (1823-1886), American Republican politician, Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, 1861-62
  • L. M. Rumsey, American Republican politician, Member, Arrangements Committee, Republican National Convention, 1896
  • Leonard Rumsey, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Wyoming County, 1934
  • Levi Rumsey, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County, 1821-22
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Rumsey Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The Rumsey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rumsey 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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