Lemmens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lemmens family

The surname Lemmens was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Antwerp, (Anvers) a fortified city in the province of Antwerp. It is Belgium's commercial center. In the 11th century Godfrey of Bouillon was Marquis of Antwerp. The province is divided into three districts, Antwerp, Malines and Turnhout. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Lemmens family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lemmens research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1658 is included under the topic Early Lemmens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lemmens Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lemmens, Lemmense, Lemmenes, Lemens, Lemenns, Lemmenns, Lemmeens, Lemeens, Leomans, Lemmons, Lemmon, van Lemmen and many more.

Early Notables of the Lemmens family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Lemmens Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lemmens migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lemmens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jan Hendrik Lemmens who settled in New York in 1847

Contemporary Notables of the name Lemmens (post 1700) +

  • Leon Lemmens (1954-2017), Belgian Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Mechelen-Brussels (2011-2017)
  • Nicolas-Jacques Lemmens (1823-1881), Belgian Organ professor at the Brussels conservatory
  • Erwin Lemmens (b. 1976), Belgian experienced and much-traveled goalkeeper


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