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The forefathers of the Hemingway family were Viking settlers who came to Scotland in the Middle Ages. Many places were named by these Norsemen, and the Hemingway surname was taken on from one of these place names, when someone lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

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The surname Hemingway was first found in Yorkshire, 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.

Sound and intuition were the main things that scribes in the Middle Ages relied on when spelling and translating names. Since those factors varied, so did the spelling of the names. Spelling variations of the name Hemingway include Hemmingway, Hemingway and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemingway research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1094 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Hemingway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Hemingway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hemingway Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Hemingway arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Christiana Hemingway arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Edwin Cuncliffe Hemingway arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Walter Hemingway arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
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  • Mariel Hadley Hemingway (b. 1961), American actress and granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway
  • Margaux Louise Hemingway (1955-1996), American model and actress (granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway)
  • Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899-1961), American author whose many noted works include "The Old Man and the Sea" and "A Farewell to Arms", recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953
  • Brigadier General Thomas Hemingway, American military lawyer awarded the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters among others
  • Gerry Hemingway (b. 1955), American jazz composer and percussionist
  • Wayne Hemingway (b. 1961), English fashion designer
  • Toby Hemingway (b. 1983), British actor
  • Tom Hemingway (b. 1986), English rugby player
  • Peter Hemingway (1929-1995), English architect
  • Nick Hemingway (b. 1976), British record producer
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Hemingway Historic Events



Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Paul C Hemingway (1957-1985), American Sergeant from Staten Island, New York, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Herbert Hemingway, British Supply Assistant, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. John William Hemingway, English Double Bass player from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Hemingway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hemingway Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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