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Hemyng History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Hemyng family name comes from a place name that was first used among the Viking settlers who arrived in the shores of Scotland in the Middle Ages. The Hemyng name comes from someone having lived in the Orkneys, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.


Early Origins of the Hemyng family


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

Early History of the Hemyng family


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Hemyng Spelling Variations


Translation and spelling were non-standardized practices in the Middle Ages, so scribes had only their ears to rely on. This was a practice of extremely limited efficiency, and spelling variations in names, even within a single document, were the result. Over the years, Hemyng has appeared Hemming, Heming, Hemming, Hemmings, Hemyng and others.

Early Notables of the Hemyng 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 King's Men. A memorial statue of him can be found in...
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Migration of the Hemyng family to the New World and Oceana


The fertile east coast of what would become US and Canada was soon dotted with the farms of Scottish settlers. Some of them remained faithful to the crown and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others had the chance to pay back their old oppressors in the American War of Independence. That brave spirit lives on today in the highland games that dot North America in the summer. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Hemyng family came to North America quite early: Samuel Hemming settled in New England in 1698; Thomas Heming settled in Virginia in 1654; Joe Heming settled in Virginia in 1635.

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