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The origins of the name Lemon are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Leman, which was taken from the personal name Liefman.

Lemon Early Origins



The surname Lemon 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.

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Lemon Spelling Variations


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Lemon Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Lemon has been spelled many different ways, including Leaman, Leamen, Leman, Lemon, Lemmon, Leemon, Limon and many more.

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Lemon Early History


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Lemon Early History



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

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Lemon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lemon Early Notables (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...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lemon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lemon In Ireland


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Lemon In Ireland



Some of the Lemon 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Lemons to arrive in North America:

Lemon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Lemon, who landed in Virginia in 1647
  • Will Lemon, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Edward Lemon, who landed in New Jersey in 1675

Lemon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Lemon, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Ben ja Lemon, who landed in Virginia in 1711
  • James Lemon, who landed in New England in 1727
  • Samuel Lemon, who landed in New England in 1727

Lemon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Lemon, who landed in Maryland in 1802
  • Daniel Lemon, aged 37, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1809
  • Moses Lemon, who landed in South Carolina in 1813
  • William Lemon, aged 17, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1824
  • Stewart Lemon, who arrived in New York in 1827
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lemon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Lemon, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Lemon, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Joseph Lemon Sr., U.E., "Lemons" (b. 1718) born in Sussex County, New Jersey, USA from New Jersey, USA who settled in Willoughby Township, Niagara area, Ontario c. 1784 married to Prudence having 4 children [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Lemon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Botis Lemon, who arrived in Canada in 1830

Lemon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Lemon, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Sarah Lemon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848
  • C. Lemon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cheapside" in 1849
  • Charles Lemon, aged 34, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Cheapside"
  • Elizabeth Lemon, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lemon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lemon (post 1700)



  • George Meadow "Meadowlark" Lemon (1933-2015), American basketball player who has played 16,000 games with the Harlem Globetrotters, inductee of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2003)
  • Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon (1920-2000), American Major League Baseball pitcher, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Cleo "Cleonardo" Lemon Jr. (b. 1979), American former NFL football quarterback
  • Chester Earl "Chet" Lemon (1955-1975), American former Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1975 through 1990
  • Sir Ernest John Hutchings Lemon (1884-1954), English Engineer and later Vice-President of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway
  • Mark Lemon (1809-1870), English writer, editor and humorist

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Lemon Historic Events


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Lemon Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. John Lemon, English Trimmer from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Lemon


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Suggested Readings for the name Lemon



  • The Lemon and Cox Ancestors of Harriet Caroline Lemon by Arthur Channing Downs.

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Lemon Family Crest Products


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Lemon Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  11. ...

The Lemon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lemon 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 27 July 2016 at 14:53.

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