The roots of the Hemink surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of
in the Medieval era. The Hemink surname comes from someone having lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
from early times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemink 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 Hemink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Few standards of spelling and translation existed in the Middle Ages. spelling variations
, are thus, an extremely common occurrence in records of ancient Scottish names. Over the years, Hemink has been spelled Hemming, Heming, Hemming, Hemmings, Hemyng and others.
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 Hemink Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Land and opportunity greeted all those who made it across the Atlantic. These settlers and their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Clan
societies and other Scottish organizations have preserved much of this heritage for the ancestors of those brave Scots. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Hemink to North America: Samuel Hemming settled in New England
in 1698; Thomas Heming settled in Virginia in 1654; Joe Heming settled in Virginia in 1635.