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.
Early History of the Hemman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemman research.Another 375 words (27 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... Another 73 words (5 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 to Ireland
Some of the Hemman family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 57 words (4 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 Hemman family to the New World and Oceana
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.