I am from Canada and tracing my mom's family. I have traced my Rayment family back to the UK. My Rayment family came from Great Munden, Hertfordshire to Ontario Canada. My earliest ancestor is Joseph Rayment who was born about 1808 in west Mill, Herts and he married Susanna. It was his grandson James, wife Elizabeth (nee Gregory) and eldest son Charles that came to Canada in the early 1870s.
This is as far back as I have traced the family, but my cousin has said that our Rayment family moved to England as Huegonots from France. My g-aunt says the original family name was du Rayment. I am trying to confirm first that my rellies came from France and secondly were Huegonots. The Rayments seemed to have been in Herts for a long time before Joseph's generation, but I'm not sure the length of that time? I have't traced any of Joseph Sr's siblings and I'm now looking for them as well.