Lemmen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The rich and ancient history of the Lemmen family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name for the son of Leman, which was taken from the personal name Liefman. 
Early Origins of the Lemmen family
The surname Lemmen 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." 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 provided some of the earliest records of the family, typically with ancient spellings: Leman Bru in Norfolk; Alan filius Leman in Cambridgeshire; Eldred Leman in Somerset; and Thomas Letman in Oxfordshire. 
Early History of the Lemmen family
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Lemmen Spelling Variations
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 Lemmen have been found, including Leaman, Leamen, Leman, Lemon, Lemmon, Leemon, Limon and many more.
Early Notables of the Lemmen family (pre 1700)
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...
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Migration of the Lemmen family to Ireland
Some of the Lemmen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Lemmen migration to the United States +
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 Lemmen, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Lemmen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jan Hendrik Lemmen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 
Contemporary Notables of the name Lemmen (post 1700) +
- Celina Johanna Maria Lemmen (b. 1985), Dutch silver and bronze medalist swimmer
- Georges Lemmen (1865-1916), Belgian neo-impressionist painter
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ 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)