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The present generation of the Leming family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Leeming which was in the county of Yorkshire near the town of Bedale. The surname Leming 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 Leming denotes those who came from Leeming.

Leming Early Origins



The surname Leming 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.

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Leming Spelling Variations


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Leming Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Leming include Leeming, Leming and others.

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Leming Early History


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Leming Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leming research. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early Leming History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leming Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leming Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Leming Notables 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Leming were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Leming Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Leming, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Thomas Leming settled in Jamaica in 1773

Leming Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Leming arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Robert Leming, aged 51, landed in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Robert, Leming Jr., aged 17, arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leming (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leming (post 1700)



  • Reis Lee Leming GM (1930-2012), American airman who was awarded the British George Medal for his rescuing efforts during the North Sea flood of 1953
  • Josiah Leming (b. 1989), American singer-songwriter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Leming Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leming 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 8 December 2015 at 18:47.

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