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Subject: Re: Remington - ?
Author: Ted Remington   (guest, 12.217.238.128)
Date: January 13, 2004 at 10:51:31 PM
Reply to: Remington - ? by StacyD
Hi there--

Just came across your post more or less by accident and even though it's likely a bit late, I thought I'd drop you a note about your "Remington" question.

It's an English surname based on a village in Yorkshire called Rimington, which is on the Rim River. It's also supposed to mean one who comes from the "border" or "rim," although I think this is because the Rim River itself was considered to be a border of some sort. At any rate, it has a long history in England as well as the U.S. The first Remingtons came to America in the early to mid 1600s. Despite Remington typewriters, razors, guns, etc., it's actually not a terribly common name, and almost certainly all Remington's in the U.S. (and probably Britain as well) are ancestors of a single family.

When using my credit card a few years ago, the clerk at the store I was at mentioned her nephew's first name was Remington, so I know it's been used as a first name. If I remember correctly, she said they called him "Remy" for short.

Anyway, that's probably too little too late, but I thought I'd chip in. Congratulations on the baby!

ted

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