Origins Available: English
It was among those Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Hemington was formed. The name was derived from the personal name Henning
The letters n
were often regarded as interchangeable in the medieval records.
Early Origins of the Hemington family
The surname Hemington was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hemington family
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Hemington Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Hemington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hemington family to Ireland
Some of the Hemington family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 107 words (8 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 Hemington family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Hemington (post 1700)
- J. G. Hemington, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912