The ancestors of the name Leeming date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Leeming family lived in the village of Leeming which was in the county of Yorkshire
near the town of Bedale. The surname Leeming 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 Leeming denotes those who came from Leeming.
Early Origins of the Leeming family
The surname Leeming 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 Leeming family
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Leeming Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Leeming are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Leeming include: Leeming, Leming and others.
Early Notables of the Leeming family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Leeming family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Leeming Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Leeming, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
- Richard Eccles Leeming, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
Contemporary Notables of the name Leeming (post 1700)
- John Fishwick Leeming (1895-1965), English entrepreneur, businessman, co-founder of the Lancashire Aero Club
- John Joseph "J. J." Leeming (1899-1981), British road traffic engineer and author
- Carol Leeming, British female singer and songwriter
- Jan Leeming (b. 1942), British TV presenter and newsreader