The ancestors of the Hemmine family 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 Hemmine family
The surname Hemmine was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Hemmine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemmine 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 Hemmine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hemmine Spelling Variations
Standards against which to judge the accuracy of spellings and translations did not yet exist in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations
in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Hemmine has been recorded as Hemming, Heming, Hemming, Hemmings, Hemyng and others.
Early Notables of the Hemmine 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 Hemmine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hemmine family to the New World and Oceana
The New World was far from the oppressive regime of the old country. It was a place where there was more land than people and political and religious freedom were far easier to come by. Many Scots even got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. In recent years, interest in this heritage has been generated by Clan
societies and regular highland games in North America. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Hemmine name: Samuel Hemming settled in New England
in 1698; Thomas Heming settled in Virginia in 1654; Joe Heming settled in Virginia in 1635.