Henman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Henman comes from one of the family having worked as a person who tended a lodge or inn. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Early Origins of the Henman family

The surname Henman was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Henman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henman research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1379 and 1607 are included under the topic Early Henman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Henman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Henman have been found, including: Inman, Innman and others.

Early Notables of the Henman family (pre 1700)

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Henman migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Henman, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Henman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jo Henman, aged 19, who arrived in St Christopher in 1635 [1]
  • John Henman, who landed in Virginia in 1648 [1]
  • Will Henman, who landed in Maryland in 1649 [1]

Henman migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Henman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henman, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lady Jocelyn" arriving in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand on 2nd January 1881, en-route to Auckland, New Zealand [2]
  • Mrs. Henman, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lady Jocelyn" arriving in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand on 2nd January 1881, en-route to Auckland, New Zealand [2]
  • Miss Nellie Henman, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lady Jocelyn" arriving in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand on 2nd January 1881, en-route to Auckland, New Zealand [2]
  • Mr. John F. Henman, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lady Jocelyn" arriving in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand on 2nd January 1881, en-route to Auckland, New Zealand [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Henman (post 1700)

  • Harold James "Héctor" Henman (b. 1879), English-born, South African and Argentine footballer
  • Timothy Henry "Tim" Henman OBE (b. 1974), retired English professional tennis player
  • Mr. Raymond Henman B.E.M.,, British recipient of Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to the community in Brafield on the Green, Northamptonshire [3]
  • Philip Sydney Henman (1899-1986), British inspirational transport entrepreneur and creator of The Philip Henman Trust

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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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
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