tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Hemington was formed. The name was derived from the
were often regarded as interchangeable in the medieval records.
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemington research.Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1276, 1498, and 1601 are included under the topic Early Hemington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hemington include Henning, Hening, Hennings, Hemington and others.
Some of the Hemington family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hemington were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Hemington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Hermon Hemington, who arrived in Kansas in 1900