Hemings History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Hemings 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 Hemings family lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Hemings family
The surname Hemings was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat from early times.
Important Dates for the Hemings family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemings research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1677, 1700, 1566, 1630, 1623, 1602, 1653 and 1945 are included under the topic Early Hemings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hemings 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, Hemings was spelled Hemming, Heming, Hemming, Hemmings, Hemyng and others.
Early Notables of the Hemings family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan from early times was John Heminges (sometimes spelled Heming or Heminge) (1566-1630), an actor in the King's Men, the playing company for which William Shakespeare wrote. He was also co-editor of the First Folio, the collected plays of Shakespeare, published in 1623 and financial manager for the King's Men. A memorial statue of him can be found in...
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Migration of the Hemings family
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 Hemings: 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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