Hymen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Hymen surname lived in or beside an enclosed region. The surname Hymen originally derived from the Old English word hegham which referred to an enclosed dwelling.
Early Origins of the Hymen family
The surname Hymen was first found in Cheshire 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.
Early History of the Hymen family
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Hymen Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hymen are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hymen include: Hyam, Hyams, Hygham, Hyham, Higham, Highams and many more.
Early Notables of the Hymen family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Clement Higham, (also Heigham), of Barrow Hall, Suffolk, (1495-1571), a Member of Parliament, Speaker of the House of Commons (1554-1555), Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer...
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Hymen migration to the United States +
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hymen or a variant listed above:
Hymen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Margaret Hymen, who arrived in New York in 1739 
- Mary Hymen, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hymen (post 1700) +
- Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen (1852-1935), English composer, pianist and conductor born in Kingston, Jamaica
- Hymen Siegendorf, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1960 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html