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The Leeman name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Leeman is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Leman, which was taken from the personal name Liefman.

Leeman Early Origins



The surname Leeman 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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Leeman Spelling Variations


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Leeman Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Leeman were recorded, including Leaman, Leamen, Leman, Lemon, Lemmon, Leemon, Limon and many more.

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Leeman Early History


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Leeman Early History



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

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Leeman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Leeman In Ireland


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Leeman In Ireland



Some of the Leeman 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Leeman family emigrate to North America:

Leeman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sarah Leeman settled in Virginia in 1651
  • Sarah Leeman, who arrived in Virginia in 1651

Leeman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ludwig Leeman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Hans Leeman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • John Leeman settled in Virginia in 1751

Leeman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R G Leeman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leeman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leeman (post 1700)



  • Cliff Leeman (1913-1986), American jazz drummer
  • Gerald Leeman (1922-2008), American Olympic silver medalist in wrestling (1948)
  • Gary Leeman (b. 1964), Canadian professional (NHL), ice hockey player
  • Paul Leeman (b. 1978), Northern Irish footballer

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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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. 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.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  11. ...

The Leeman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leeman 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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