Heminger comes from a place name. The roots of this Scottish place name; however date back to the great movement of the Norse Vikings
. The ancestors of the Heminger family lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Heminger family
The surname Heminger was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Heminger family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heminger 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 Heminger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Heminger 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, Heminger was spelled Hemming, Heming, Hemming, Hemmings, Hemyng and others.
Early Notables of the Heminger 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 Heminger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Heminger family to Ireland
Some of the Heminger 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 Heminger family to the New World and Oceana
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 Heminger: Samuel Hemming settled in New England
in 1698; Thomas Heming settled in Virginia in 1654; Joe Heming settled in Virginia in 1635.
Contemporary Notables of the name Heminger (post 1700)
- Steve Heminger, American executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in San Francisco