In the Middle Ages, the first family to use the Hamyng surname took the name from a place name with Viking roots. They lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Hamyng family
The surname Hamyng was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Hamyng family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamyng 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 Hamyng History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hamyng Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, no real standards were established to judge the accuracy of spelling and translation. They were done mostly by ear and intuition, and enormous numbers of spelling variations
were the unsurprising result. Hamyng has appeared as Hemming, Heming, Hemming, Hemmings, Hemyng and others.
Early Notables of the Hamyng 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 Hamyng Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hamyng family to Ireland
Some of the Hamyng 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 Hamyng family to the New World and Oceana
North America was far from Britain's oppressive monarchy. There, the Scottish found land and freedom, and many even the opportunity to pay back England
in the American War of Independence
. This brave heritage survives today largely in Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Hamyng family in North America: Samuel Hemming settled in New England
in 1698; Thomas Heming settled in Virginia in 1654; Joe Heming settled in Virginia in 1635.