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Where did the Scottish Hemingway family come from? What is the Scottish Hemingway family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hemingway family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hemingway family history?The forefathers of the Hemingway family were Viking settlers who came to Scotland in the Middle Ages. Many places were named by these Norsemen, and the Hemingway surname was taken on from one of these place names, when someone lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Sound and intuition were the main things that scribes in the Middle Ages relied on when spelling and translating names. Since those factors varied, so did the spelling of the names. Spelling variations of the name Hemingway include Hemmingway, Hemingway and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemingway research. Another 291 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1094 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Hemingway History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hemingway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In North America, the monarchy was thousands of miles away and Scots were free to settle on their own land and practice their own beliefs. The American War of Independence provided an opportunity for these settlers to pay back the English monarchy and forge a new nation. Recently, this heritage has survived through North American highland games and Clan societies. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Hemingway or a variant listed above: Mary and John Hemmingway settled in Maryland in 1774.
The Hemingway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hemingway Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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