Leaming History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Leaming come from when the family resided in the village of Leeming which was in the county of Yorkshire near the town of Bedale. The surname Leaming is a Habitation name which forms a broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. Habitation names were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. In this case the surname Leaming denotes those who came from Leeming.

Early Origins of the Leaming family

The surname Leaming was first found in Yorkshire 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 Leaming family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leaming research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early Leaming History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Leaming 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. Leaming has been recorded under many different variations, including Leeming, Leming and others.

Early Notables of the Leaming family (pre 1700)

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New Zealand Leaming migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Leaming Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Leaming, aged 35, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Elizabeth Leaming, aged 32, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Eliza Leaming, aged 7, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Mary Leaming, aged 2, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Sarah Leaming, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852

Contemporary Notables of the name Leaming (post 1700) +

  • Walter S. Leaming, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Cape May County, 1888; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Cape May County, 1889-91 [1]
  • Richard S. Leaming, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Cape May County, 1871-73; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Cape May County, 1874-76 [1]
  • R. C. Leaming, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1868 [1]
  • Jonathan F. Leaming, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Cape May County, 1861; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Cape May County, 1862-64, 1877-79 [1]
  • Charles Leaming Tutt Jr. (1911-1993), American President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 1975 to 1976
  • Leaming M. Rice, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Cape May County, 1868-70 [2]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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