The forefathers of the Hamink family were Viking settlers who came to Scotland
in the Middle Ages. Many places were named by these Norsemen, and the Hamink 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.
Early Origins of the Hamink family
The surname Hamink was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Hamink family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamink 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 Hamink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hamink Spelling Variations
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 Hamink include Hemming, Heming, Hemming, Hemmings, Hemyng and others.
Early Notables of the Hamink 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 Hamink Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hamink family to Ireland
Some of the Hamink 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 Hamink family to the New World and Oceana
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 Hamink or a variant listed above: Samuel Hemming settled in New England
in 1698; Thomas Heming settled in Virginia in 1654; Joe Heming settled in Virginia in 1635.