This interesting surname is of medieval Spanish origin, and is a patronymic form of the surname generated from an ancient Latin personal name, "Remedius". the given name derives from "remedium", cure, remedy, a derivative of "(re)mederi", to treat, heal, and was the name borne by various minor saints of the 8th to 10th Centuries. Other surnames from this source include the French forms Remy and Remi, the German Rehm, Rem(m)y and Remeis, and the Italian Remedi(o) and Rimedi(o), some forty spellings being found in Europe. The name is also recorded in South America, a Francisca Remidio being a witness in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as early as 1829, whilst one Fernando Remedio, who married Pura Caballera at Caceres (Spain) on April 1st 1911, was in 1921 recorded in the Argentine, where his four children were born and christened. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Claude Remy, which was dated May 28th 1619, a witness at Blenod Les Tour, France, during the reign of King Louis X11 of France, 1610 - 1643. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.