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The noble Viking settlers who came to the rocky shores of Scotland in the Middle Ages brought with them the ancestors of the Hemmings family. They lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Hemmings Early Origins



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

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Hemmings Spelling Variations


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Hemmings Spelling Variations



Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations of the name Hemmings include Hemming, Heming, Hemming, Hemmings, Hemyng and others.

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Hemmings Early History


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Hemmings Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemmings research. Another 376 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1677 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Hemmings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hemmings Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hemmings Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hemmings Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Hemmings or a variant listed above, including:

Hemmings Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Hemmings, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • William J Hemmings, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874

Hemmings Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Henry Hemmings, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Hemmings Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Hemmings, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Norman"
  • James Hemmings, aged 26, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"

Hemmings Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Hemmings landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Joseph Hemmings arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • Mary Hemmings arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • Richard Hemmings arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • Charles Hemmings, aged 19, a tailor, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hemmings (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hemmings (post 1700)



  • Myra Lillian Davis Hemmings (1895-1968), American actress and teacher, founder of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • David Hemmings (1941-2003), English film actor and director
  • Nolan Hemmings (b. 1970), English stage and film actor
  • Anthony "Tony" Hemmings (b. 1967), English professional footballer
  • Guy Hemmings (b. 1962), Canadian curler
  • Edward Ernest "Eddie" Hemmings (b. 1949), former English cricketer
  • Deon Hemmings (b. 1968), former Olympic female 400 meter hurdler

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Hemmings Historic Events


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Hemmings Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Bertie Hemmings (b. 1896), English Engine Room Artificer 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Hemmings Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hemmings Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hemmings Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 May 2015 at 09:08.

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