Show ContentsEyman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Eyman originated in the beautiful and majestic region of Poitou in France. It is a topographical name, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographical surnames were taken from physical features or landmarks that the family lived near.

Early Origins of the Eyman family

The surname Eyman was first found in Poitou, where the family played an integral role in the social and cultural domains of the region.

Aymer or Aethelmaer (Ethelmar) de Valence, or de Lusignan (d. 1260), was Bishop of Winchester and the younger son of Isabella, widow of King John, by her second husband, Hugh X, count of La Marche.

"Isabella having died in 1246, and the fortunes of their house being depressed in consequence of the failure of their father's rebellion, Guy of Lusignan, William of Valence, and Aymer, who was then in orders, came to England in 1247 to enrich themselves. Henry III received his half brother with great joy. Besides procuring several livings for Aymer, he compelled different bishops and abbots to assign him 'innumerable' pensions, so that his revenues soon equalled those of an archbishopric. " [1]

Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke and Lord of Montignac, (d. 1324), was the third son of William of Valence, half-brother of Henry III and of Joan, daughter of Warine of Munchensi. [1]

Early History of the Eyman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eyman research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1257, 1397, 1403, 1467, 1554, 1747, 1788, 1808, 1810, 1814, 1817, and 1818 are included under the topic Early Eyman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eyman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Aymard, Aymars, Aymar, Aymaris, Des Aymars, Des Aymaris, Aymers, Aymer, Aymeric, Aymery, Aimard, Aimar, Aimery, Aimeric, Eymar, Eymars, Eymard, Hémard, Hémart, Hémet, Hembert, Hémery, Hémeret, Emery, Emmery and many more.

Early Notables of the Eyman family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean, man-at-arms for the Lord of Grève, he was also involved in the banishing of nobility from the Empire in 1467; Olivier, Lord of Viroflay in the district of Versailles...
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eyman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eyman Ranking

In the United States, the name Eyman is the 18,239th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

United States Eyman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eyman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ulrich Eyman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 [3]
  • Franey Eyman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1793 [3]
Eyman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A Eyman, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1830 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eyman (post 1700) +

  • Scott Eyman (b. 1951), American author, and former book editor and art critic of The Palm Beach Post
  • Frank A. Eyman (1898-1984), American prison warden and actor, one of the policemen that captured John Dillinger
  • Tim Eyman (b. 1965), American anti-tax activist, businessman and Republican gubernatorial candidate
  • David W. Eyman, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1938 [4]

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Lawrence O. Eyman, American Seaman First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [5]

  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. 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)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from
  5. Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook