Hemman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Hemman family name comes from a place named by the Viking settlers who arrived in the shores of Scotland in the Middle Ages. The Hemman name comes from someone having lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Hemman family

The surname Hemman was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat from early times.

Important Dates for the Hemman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemman 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 Hemman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hemman Spelling Variations

Contemporary spellings of ancient Scottish names often bear little resemblance to the original recorded versions. These spelling variations result from the fact that medieval scribes spelled words and names alike according to their sounds. Hemman has been spelled Hemming, Heming, Hemming, Hemmings, Hemyng and others.

Early Notables of the Hemman family (pre 1700)

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 Hemman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hemman family

The colonies on the fertile east coast of North America soon had many farms run by Scots. These hardy settlers provided a backbone for the great nations of the United States and Canada that would emerge in the next centuries. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Hemman or a variant listed above, including: Samuel Hemming settled in New England in 1698; Thomas Heming settled in Virginia in 1654; Joe Heming settled in Virginia in 1635.

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