The earliest roots of the name Hemmingway are with the Viking settlers of the early Middle Ages; the surname having come from a place named by the
It is a name for someone who lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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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. Hemmingway has been recorded as Hemmingway, Hemingway and others.
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 Hemmingway name:
Hemmingway Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Mary and John Hemmingway, who settled in Maryland in 1774
Hemmingway Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Richard Hemmingway, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Andromache" in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANDROMACHE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Andromache.gif
Hemmingway Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Jane Hemmingway, aged 18, a dressmaker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884