The rich and ancient history of the Virmynd family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from the given names Firmin, Farman or Ferman.
Early Origins of the Virmynd family
The surname Virmynd was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
at Gateforth, which at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086 was known as Gereford, and granted by the King to Ilbert de Lacy. They held a family seat in this ancient village from very early times, which consisted at that time of a church and a few houses, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Virmynd family
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Virmynd Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Virmynd have been found, including Fireman, Fermin, Firmin, Firmins, Firman, Virman and many more.
Early Notables of the Virmynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Virmynd family to Ireland
Some of the Virmynd family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 97 words (7 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 Virmynd family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Virmynd, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : John Firman who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; Giles Firmin settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1634; William Firmins settled in Maryland in 1774.
The Virmynd 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: Firmus in Christo
Motto Translation: Firm in Christ.