Heminway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The roots of the Heminway surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The Heminway surname comes from someone having lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Heminway family

The surname Heminway 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.

Important Dates for the Heminway family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heminway research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1094 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Heminway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heminway Spelling Variations

Spelling variations are extremely common among Scottish names dating from this era because the arts of spelling and translation were not yet standardized. Spelling was done by sound, and translation from Gaelic to English was generally quite careless. In different records, Heminway has been spelled Hemmingway, Hemingway and others.

Early Notables of the Heminway family (pre 1700)

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Heminway migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Heminway Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Anne Heminway, (b. 1836), aged 34, English settler, from Kent travelling from London aboard the ship "Ramsey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 17th June 1870 [1]
  • Mr. George Heminway, (b. 1838), aged 32, English moulder, from Kent travelling from London aboard the ship "Ramsey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 17th June 1870 [1]
  • Miss Jane Heminway, (b. 1846), aged 24, English general servant, from Kent travelling from London aboard the ship "Ramsey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 17th June 1870 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Heminway (post 1700)

  • Harry H. Heminway, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Watertown, 1926
  • D. Heminway, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 7th District, 1872
  • Truman Heminway Aldrich (1848-1932), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Alabama 9th District, 1896-97; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1904 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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