Hemmen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The chronicles of the Hemmen family suggest that their ancestors may have been Viking settlers. Their surname comes from a place name of Norse origins, from when they lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Hemmen family
The surname Hemmen was first found in the Orkneys, where "Hemming was one of the witnesses to the charter by King Duncan 11 to the monks of S. Cuthbert in 1094, the earliest Scottish charter." 
It is presumed that some of the family moved south to England, as the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included: Henry Hemmeng, Suffolk; John Hemming, Oxfordshire; and John Hemmyng, Kent. 
The Latin form of the name Hemmingus was listed in the Domesday Book. 
Hemming ( fl. 1096), was an early English chronicler and was sub-prior of Worcester during the episcopate of Bishop Wulstan (d. 1096), at whose request he compiled the chartulary of the church of Worcester, still extant in Hemming's autograph in MS. Cotton. 
Hemming de Welega was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Essex in 1166 and later, Walter, William Hemming was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Somerset in 1170. 
"Hemming or Heming, a name having its present home in the Evesham district, is an Anglo - Saxon Clan name. It was well known in Worcester in the 17th century, Richard Heming being the name of the mayor of the city in 1627 and 1657, and John Heming in 1677 (G.); the name is still in that city. One of the name was buried in Tenbury church in 1691 (N.). It is also now represented in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and Warwickshire, sometimes in the form of Hemmings." 
Early History of the Hemmen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemmen research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1677, 1700, 1566, 1630, 1623, 1602, 1653, 1945, 1695 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Hemmen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hemmen Spelling Variations
The spellings of Scottish names dating from the medieval era often bear little resemblance to those seen today. They vary enormously because scribes in that time spelled according to their ears. Some spelling variations of the name Hemmen include Hemming, Heming, Hemming, Hemmings, Hemyng and others.
Early Notables of the Hemmen 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 London.
William Heminges (1602-c.1653), also Hemminges, Heminge, and other variants, was a playwright and theatrical figure of the...
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Hemmen migration to the United States +
The farms of Scottish settlers soon dotted the east coast of the colonies that would become the nations of the United States and Canada. Many of those migrants and their children went on to play important roles in the founding the great nations of North America. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Hemmen or a variant listed above, including:
Hemmen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Helen Marg Hemmen, aged 39, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1843 
- Herm Gerh Hemmen, aged 8, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843 
- Joh Hinr Hemmen, aged 29, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1843 
- Marg Adelh Hemmen, aged 22, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843 
- Cath Adelh Hemmen, aged 6, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Hemmen (post 1700) +
- Emile Hemmen (1923-2021), lyric poet and writer from Luxembourg who lived in Mondorf-les-Bains
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)