Lema History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lema family

The surname Lema was first found in Ile-de-France, where this distinguished family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Lema family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lema research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1245 is included under the topic Early Lema History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lema Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Le Maistre, Le Maître, Maistre, Maître, Lemaistre, Lemaître, Mestre, Mestre, Maistres and many more.

Early Notables of the Lema family (pre 1700)

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lema Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lema migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lema Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Maria De Lema, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1846 [1]
  • Manuel Lema, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1858 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lema (post 1700) +

  • Anthony David Lema (1934-1966), American professional golfer, winner of the 1964 Open Championship at the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland; he was killed in an aircraft accident near Chicago two years later
  • Godbless Jonathan Lema (b. 1976), Tanzanian CHADEMA politician and Member of Parliament for Arusha City
  • Benigno 'Nino' Lema Mejuto (b. 1964), Spanish retired footballer
  • Elieshi Lema (b. 1949), Tanzanian writer


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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