The roots of the Hemmink surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of
in the Medieval era. The Hemmink surname comes from someone having lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
from early times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemmink 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 Hemmink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
are extremely common among Scottish names dating from this era because the arts of spelling and translation were not yet standardized. Spelling was done by sound, and translation from Gaelic to English was generally quite careless. In different records, Hemmink has been spelled Hemming, Heming, Hemming, Hemmings, Hemyng and others.
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... Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hemmink Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Those who made the voyage were greeted with ample opportunity to acquire land and a political climate far away from the oppressive monarchy of the old country. They settled along the east coast of what would become Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence
, those who remained loyal to England
traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, many Scots living in North America have begun to recover their rich heritage through festivals, highland games, and Clan
societies. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Hemmink: Samuel Hemming settled in New England
in 1698; Thomas Heming settled in Virginia in 1654; Joe Heming settled in Virginia in 1635.