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The history of the name Leaman begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Leman, which was taken from the personal name Liefman.

Leaman Early Origins



The surname Leaman 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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Leaman Spelling Variations


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Leaman 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. Leaman has been recorded under many different variations, including Leaman, Leamen, Leman, Lemon, Lemmon, Leemon, Limon and many more.

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Leaman Early History


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Leaman Early History



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

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Leaman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Leaman In Ireland


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Leaman In Ireland



Some of the Leaman 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 Leaman or a variant listed above:

Leaman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Leaman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Christian Leaman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Isabella Leaman, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766
  • Earnst Leaman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1795

Leaman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Clouse Leaman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853
  • Joseph, Thomas and George Leaman all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

Leaman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Daniel Leaman U.E., "Leman" who settled in Oak Bay, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Leaman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mark Leaman, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • Francis E. Leaman, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • Mark J. Leaman, aged 9 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leaman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leaman (post 1700)



  • Mel Leaman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2000
  • James R. Leaman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from Virginia, 2008
  • Henry Leaman, American physician and surgeon
  • Chris Leaman (b. 1980), British Liberal Democrat politician
  • Louisa Leaman (b. 1976), British writer and behavior expert
  • Charles Henry Leaman, Canadian businessman in Newfoundland
  • Arthur Ben Leaman, British vicar in Cheshire

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Leaman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leaman 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.

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