The surname of REMOND was of the baptismal group of surnames meaning 'the son of Raymonde' an ancient personal name which was originally from the Norman personal name Raimund composed of the elements 'ragin' (counsel) and 'mund' meaning protection. The name was brought into England in the wake of the Norman Invasion of 1066. Early records of the name mention Reimond de Luka, documented in the reign of Henry III (1216-1272). Richard filius Reimond, County Cambridge, 1273. Philip Remond, county Somerset, during the reign of Edward 111 (1327-1377). Baptised. Mary Rayment, St. Mary, Aldermary, London in the year 1582. Originally the coat of arms identified the wearer, either in battle or in tournaments. Completely covered in body and facial armour the knight could be spotted and known by the insignia painted on his shield, and embroidered on his surcoat, the draped garment which enveloped him. Between the 11th and 15th centuries it became customary for surnames to be assumed in Europe, but were not commonplace in England or Scotland before the Norman Conquest of 1066. They are to be found in the Domesday Book of 1086. Those of gentler blood assumed surnames at this time, but it was not until the reign of Edward II (1307-1327) that second names became general practice for all people. Most of the European surnames were formed in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The process had started somewhat earlier and had continued in some places into the 19th century, but the norm is that in the tenth and eleventh centuries people did not have surnames, whereas by the fifteenth century most of the population had acquired a second name. A curious Christian name is found in the following entry; Bargerijah, son of Mr Raymond, was baptised at St. Antholin, London in the year 1717. Among Drake's companions in the Golden Hind in 1580 was Gregory Raymon, and in the State Papers of Elizabeth I he is set down as Gregory Raymente.
The associated arms are recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory. Ulster King of Arms in 1884. Registered in County Cornwall.
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