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OkEyman Shield

Forum: Iman Family Dialog
From: Steve Iman
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at 3:39 p.m.
Re: Question Coat of Arms (Joseph D. Iman)
Our best authority on the shield is Torsten Eymann, a relative and a professor in Germany whose close relatives have collected perhaps the best information from European parts of the family. See http://www.eymann.net

Torsten thinks the shield shouldn't be thought of as a sign of nobility of the sort embedded in an old family tale about an ancestor who rebelliously left court as "1 man" and went solo. Rather, Torsten thinks the shield dates form around 1880 and symbolizes the "Ey".. meadow with flowers along a river. The shield shows a river and three roses. Torsten speculates that in 1530 or so when last names were being introduced that what distinguished the family was likely that it lived along a river or stream of a village. I don't know your particular ancestry, but perhaps you came from the Imans and Eymans who went to Southern Illinois? They resided along the Mississippi in boggy land of what was then called "American Bottom".

Care.. Steve Iman -- sciman@cpp.edu

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