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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname layman came from the baptismal name for the son of Leman, which was taken from the personal name Liefman.

layman Early Origins



The surname layman was first found in Suffolk at Wenhaston, a parish, in the union and hundred of Blything. "The family of Leman had a [family] seat here. The church is an ancient structure in the decorated English style, with a square embattled tower, and contains several monuments to the Leman family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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layman Spelling Variations


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layman Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. layman has been recorded under many different variations, including Leaman, Leamen, Leman, Lemon, Lemmon, Leemon, Limon and many more.

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layman Early History


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layman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our layman research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1616, 1616, 1667, 1645, 1660, 1637, 1701, 1690, 1695 and are included under the topic Early layman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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layman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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layman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir John Leman, Lord Mayor of London in 1616; Sir William Leman, 1st Baronet (died 1667), an English politician who sat in the House of...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early layman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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layman In Ireland


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layman In Ireland



Some of the layman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name layman or a variant listed above:

layman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannas Layman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727

layman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Layman, who landed in Indiana in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name layman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name layman (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Walter G. Layman (1888-1944), American Assistant Chief of Staff Services of Supply US European Theater of Operations (1942-1944)
  • Jason Layman (b. 1973), American NFL football offensive lineman
  • John Steele Layman (b. 1969), American comic book writer and letterer
  • Mrs. Walter Layman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1964
  • Spencer Layman, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 7th District, 1992
  • Paul Layman Jr., American Democrat politician, Chair of Pocahontas County Democratic Party, 1983
  • Oral G. Layman, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Harrison County, 1938
  • O. Guy Layman, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Harrison County, 1936
  • Nelson B. Layman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1924, 1928
  • Jeffery L. Layman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2008
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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layman Historic Events


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layman Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Mary  Layman, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Suggested Readings for the name layman


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Suggested Readings for the name layman



  • Layman-Lehaman Records and Lines by Laurine Mae Palmerton Logdson.

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layman Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The layman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The layman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 29 February 2016 at 15:06.

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