Henman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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 "Inman has existed in Furness, North Lancashire, for centuries, and still flourishes." 
In neighbouring Yorkshire, Willelmus Indmon and Willelmus Inman were both listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. 
Early History of the Henman family
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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)
Notables of the family at this time include James Inman (1776-1859), professor of navigation and nautical science, younger son of Richard Inman of Garsdale Foot, Sedbergh, Yorkshire. The family of substantial statesmen had owned property in the neighbourhood from the time of the dissolution of the monasteries. James received his early education at Sedbergh grammar school, and subsequently...
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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 
- John Henman, who landed in Virginia in 1648 
- Will Henman, who landed in Maryland in 1649 
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 
- 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 
- 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 
- 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 
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 
- Philip Sydney Henman (1899-1986), British inspirational transport entrepreneur and creator of The Philip Henman Trust
Related Stories +
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ 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)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- ^ "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