Leamon is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the baptismal name for the son of Leman
, which was taken from the personal name
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Leamon family
The surname Leamon 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Leamon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leamon research.Another 316 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1616, 1616, 1667, 1645, 1660, 1637, 1701, 1690, 1695 and are included under the topic Early Leamon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Leamon 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. Leamon has been recorded under many different variations, including Leaman, Leamen, Leman, Lemon, Lemmon, Leemon, Limon and many more.
Early Notables of the Leamon 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 Leamon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Leamon family to Ireland
Some of the Leamon family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 128 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Leamon family to the New World and Oceana
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 Leamon or a variant listed above:
Leamon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- E.B. Leamon, aged 33, who settled in America from London, in 1895
Leamon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Sydney Brooke Leamon, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States from Scotland, in 1905
- Sydney Brooke Leamon, aged 45, who settled in America from London, in 1906
- Emma Leamon, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1906
- Percy Leamon, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922