The earliest origins of the name Hemmens are with the Viking settlers of the early Middle Ages; the surname having come from a place named by the Vikings
It is a name for someone who lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Hemmens family
The surname Hemmens was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Hemmens family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemmens 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 Hemmens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hemmens Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations
, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Hemmens has been spelled Hemming, Heming, Hemming, Hemmings, Hemyng and others.
Early Notables of the Hemmens 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 Hemmens Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hemmens family to Ireland
Some of the Hemmens 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 Hemmens family to the New World and Oceana
The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan
societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Hemmens family relocated to North American shores quite early: Samuel Hemming settled in New England
in 1698; Thomas Heming settled in Virginia in 1654; Joe Heming settled in Virginia in 1635.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hemmens (post 1700)
- Harry D. Hemmens, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Elgin, Illinois, 1898-1915