Scottish annals reveal that the Hemming surname came from a place name in Scotland
, named with Viking elements. The name was no doubt taken on when they lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Hemming family
The surname Hemming was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Hemming family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemming research.Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1677, 1700, 1566, 1630, 1623, 1602, 1653 and 1945 are included under the topic Early Hemming History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hemming Spelling Variations
are extremely common among Scottish names dating from this era because the arts of spelling and translation were not yet standardized. Spelling was done by sound, and translation from Gaelic to English was generally quite careless. In different records, Hemming has been spelled Hemming, Heming, Hemming, Hemmings, Hemyng and others.
Early Notables of the Hemming 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... Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hemming Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hemming family to Ireland
Some of the Hemming family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hemming family to the New World and Oceana
Those who made the voyage were greeted with ample opportunity to acquire land and a political climate far away from the oppressive monarchy of the old country. They settled along the east coast of what would become Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence
, those who remained loyal to England
traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, many Scots living in North America have begun to recover their rich heritage through festivals, highland games, and Clan
societies. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Hemming:
Hemming Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Samuel Hemming, who settled in New England in 1698
Hemming Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Rudolph Hemming, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Hemming Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Friedrich Hemming, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
Hemming Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Samuel Hemming, aged 52, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Friday 29 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marshall Bennett 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marshallbennett1853.shtml.
Hemming Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Henry Hemming, aged 32, a butcher, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
- Elizabeth Hemming, aged 28, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
- Sarah Hemming, aged 3, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
- Ann Hemming, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
- Alfred Hemming, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
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Contemporary Notables of the name Hemming (post 1700)
- Emil Hemming, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Norwalk; Elected 1926
- Gary Hemming (1934-1969), noted American mountaineer
- John Alexander Melvin Hemming (b. 1960), British politician, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley (2005-2015)
- John Henry Hemming CMG (b. 1935), Canadian-born explorer and author, an expert on Incas and indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin
- Sally Hemming, British painter and printmaker
- Clifford James Hemming FBPS, FRSA (1909-2007), British child psychologist, educationalist and humanist
- Tyler Hemming (b. 1985), Canadian soccer player
- Nikki Hemming (b. 1967), Australian CEO and part owner of Sharman Networks
- Harry Hemming Cornish (1871-1918), English cricketer who played for Middlesex in 1893
Historic Events for the Hemming family
- Mr. Samuel Ernest Hemming, aged 43, English Lamp Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 4 CITATION[CLOSE]
Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
Suggested Readings for the name Hemming
- The Sable Curtain by Minnie Shumate Wookson.