laymon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name laymon is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the baptismal name for the son of Leman, which was taken from the personal name Liefman. [1]

Early Origins of the laymon family

The surname laymon 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." [2]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 provided some of the earliest records of the family, typically with ancient spellings: Leman Bru in Norfolk; Alan filius Leman in Cambridgeshire; Eldred Leman in Somerset; and Thomas Letman in Oxfordshire. [3]

Important Dates for the laymon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laymon research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1616, 1616, 1667, 1645, 1660, 1637, 1701, 1690, 1695 and are included under the topic Early laymon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

laymon Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name laymon has undergone many spelling variations, including Leaman, Leamen, Leman, Lemon, Lemmon, Leemon, Limon and many more.

Early Notables of the laymon family (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 laymon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the laymon family to Ireland

Some of the laymon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

laymon migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name laymon were among those contributors:

laymon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Laymon, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Paris" from Southampton, England [4]
laymon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jackson Laymon, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Bradford" from Port Antonio, Jamaica [5]
  • Edwin J. Laymon, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Frieda" from Palamos, Spain [6]
  • Joe Laymon, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "S. A. Amolco" from Port Padre, Cuba [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name laymon (post 1700)

  • Charles O. Laymon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1896 [8]
  • Cassandra B. Laymon, American assistant director, known for her work on Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight (2008), All Cheerleaders Die (2013) and Park (2006)
  • Tracie Laymon, American screenwriter, producer and film director
  • Richard Carl Laymon (1947-2001), American two-time Bram Stoker Award nominated author of suspense and horror fiction

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Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y7-45S : 6 December 2014), Mrs. Laymon, 02 Sep 1893; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Paris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPV-F6B : 6 December 2014), Jackson Laymon, 27 Jul 1908; citing departure port Port Antonio, Jamaica, arrival port New York, ship name Bradford, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67G-YJH : 6 December 2014), Edwin J. Laymon, 01 Jun 1919; citing departure port Palamos, Spain, arrival port New York, ship name Frieda, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNZD-WX3 : 6 December 2014), Joe Laymon, 13 Feb 1924; citing departure port Port Padre, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name S. A. Amolco, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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