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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.

laymon Early Origins



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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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laymon Spelling Variations


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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.

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laymon Early History


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laymon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laymon 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 laymon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laymon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laymon 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 laymon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laymon In Ireland


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laymon In Ireland



Some of the laymon 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



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: John Leeman settled in Virginia in 1751; Sarah Leeman settled in Virginia in 1651; Joseph, Thomas and George Leaman all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..

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Contemporary Notables of the name laymon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name laymon (post 1700)



  • 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
  • Charles O. Laymon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1896

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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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. 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).
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The laymon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laymon 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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