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The history of the Lemons name began with the ancient 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.

Lemons Early Origins



The surname Lemons 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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Lemons Spelling Variations


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Lemons Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Lemons family name include Leaman, Leamen, Leman, Lemon, Lemmon, Leemon, Limon and many more.

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Lemons Early History


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Lemons Early History



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

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Lemons Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lemons 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 Lemons Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lemons In Ireland


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Lemons In Ireland



Some of the Lemons 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Lemons surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Lemons Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Lemons, who arrived in Virginia in 1711

Lemons Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Archie Lemons, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • George Guildford Lemons, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1917
  • Sadie Lemons, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922
  • Daniel Eugene Lemons, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Petrus Lemons, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lemons (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lemons (post 1700)



  • Jade Lemons (d. 2016), American rock musician, known for his work with Injected
  • Chester Earl Lemons (b. 1955), former American Major League Baseball player
  • Robert Granville Lemons (1920-2000), American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Chris Lemons (b. 1979), American soccer player
  • Abe Lemons (1922-2002), one of the most successful American head basketball coaches in Oklahoma history

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Suggested Readings for the name Lemons


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Suggested Readings for the name Lemons



  • Through the Orchard-Arteberry, Hillsberry, Lemons, Ragsdale by Nova A. Lemons.

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Lemons Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  11. ...

The Lemons Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lemons 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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