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Leman is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of Leman, which was taken from the personal name Liefman.

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The surname Leman 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.

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Leman have been found, including Leaman, Leamen, Leman, Lemon, Lemmon, Leemon, Limon and many more.


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

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

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Some of the Leman 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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Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Leman, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Leman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sar Leman, who arrived in Virginia in 1655
  • Thomas Leman, who landed in Maryland in 1676
  • Philip Theodore Leman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Leman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Roger Leman, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Peter Leman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Christian Leman, who arrived in America in 1730
  • Cristian Leman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • John Christian Leman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
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Leman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Leman, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Margaret Leman, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Edvard Leman, aged 31, landed in New York in 1827
  • Phillip L Leman, who landed in New York in 1832
  • H Leman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
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Leman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Leman U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784

Leman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • F. Leman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849
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  • Andrew H. Leman (b. 1966), American actor, writer, designer, director, and producer
  • Robert J. Leman (1922-2006), American science fiction and horror short story author
  • Loren Dwight Leman (b. 1950), American politician, the 10th Lieutenant Governor of Alaska
  • Jeremy Jacob Junior "J" Leman (b. 1985), American football linebacker
  • Richard Alexander Leman (b. 1959), English Olympic gold and bronze medalist field hockey player
  • Dennis Leman, English football midfielder for Manchester City
  • Ernst Krislanovich Leman (1894-1917), Russian World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories
  • Gerard Mathieu Leman (1851-1920), Belgian general
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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Leman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leman 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.

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