Hemine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestors of the Hemine family took their surname from a place name. The roots of this place name lie with the ancient Viking settlers. The Hemine surname comes from someone having lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Hemine family

The surname Hemine was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat from early times.

Important Dates for the Hemine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemine 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 Hemine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hemine 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, Hemine was spelled Hemming, Heming, Hemming, Hemmings, Hemyng and others.

Early Notables of the Hemine 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...
Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hemine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hemine 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 Hemine: 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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