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Early Origins of the Hemsley family


The surname Hemsley was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held a family seat at Furse in that shire.

Early History of the Hemsley family


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Hemsley Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hemsley family name include Hensley, Hensleigh, Henslie, Henslea, Ensley, Ensleigh, Ensly and many more.

Early Notables of the Hemsley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hemsley family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hemsley surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hemsley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Judith Hemsley, who arrived in Maryland in 1658 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Penelope Hemsley, who landed in Maryland in 1658 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Hemsley, who arrived in Maryland in 1658 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Hemsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Walter Hemsley, who landed in Iowa in 1872 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Hemsley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Hemsley, who arrived in Canada in 1834

Hemsley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Hemsley, aged 29, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"

Contemporary Notables of the name Hemsley (post 1700)


  • William Hemsley (1737-1812), American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1778; Member of Maryland State Senate, 1779-81, 1786-87; Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1782-83
  • Samuel T. Hemsley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1932
  • Howard Hemsley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2008
  • Alexander Hemsley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1908
  • Sherman Alexander Hemsley (1938-2012), American actor, most famous for his role as George Jefferson on the CBS television series All in the Family and The Jeffersons
  • Thomas Jeffrey Hemsley CBE (b. 1927), English operatic baritone
  • Edward John Orton Hemsley (b. 1943), British former professional footballer
  • William Botting Hemsley FRS (1843-1924), British botanist and 1909 Victoria Medal of Honour recipient
  • William Hemsley Emory (1811-1887), United States Army officer and surveyor of Texas

Historic Events for the Hemsley family



HMS Royal Oak

  • Charles Frederick Hemsley (d. 1939), British Marine with the Royal Marine aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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