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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.
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." 
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.
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.
Another 113 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
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
Leman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Leman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Leman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Leman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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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