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Heminger comes from a place name. The roots of this Scottish place name; however date back to the great movement of the Norse Vikings. The ancestors of the Heminger family lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Heminger Early Origins



The surname Heminger was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Heminger Spelling Variations


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Heminger Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were quite undeveloped in the Middle Ages. Consequently, the spelling of Scottish names was an inconsistent practice, usually governed by the unique ear of the scribe recording the name. Over the years, Heminger was spelled Hemming, Heming, Hemming, Hemmings, Hemyng and others.

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Heminger Early History


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Heminger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heminger research. Another 376 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1677 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Heminger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heminger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heminger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heminger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Opportunity and land greeted those who made it all the way. Some had the opportunity to solidify their new freedom by fighting in the American War of Independence, while others went or stayed north as United Empire Loyalists. Recently, the ancestors of those brave settlers have been able to recover much of their heritage through Clan societies and other patriotic organizations. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Heminger: Samuel Hemming settled in New England in 1698; Thomas Heming settled in Virginia in 1654; Joe Heming settled in Virginia in 1635.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heminger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heminger (post 1700)



  • Steve Heminger, American executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in San Francisco

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Heminger Family Crest Products


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Heminger Family Crest Products




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