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The name Limon is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the baptismal name for the son of Leman, which was taken from the personal name Liefman.

Limon Early Origins



The surname Limon 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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Limon Spelling Variations


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Limon 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. Limon has been spelled many different ways, including Leaman, Leamen, Leman, Lemon, Lemmon, Leemon, Limon and many more.

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Limon Early History


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Limon Early History



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

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Limon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Limon In Ireland


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Limon In Ireland



Some of the Limon 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 Limons to arrive in North America:

Limon Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Richarte Limon, who settled in Paraguay in 1537
  • Miguel Limon, who came to New Spain in 1578

Limon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Limon settled in Philadelphia in 1819
  • David Limon, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1819
  • M. Limon, who came to Colorado in 1881
  • Chaim Limon, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Georg Limon, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Limon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Cad Limon, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Elias Limon, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Merida, Mexico, in 1910
  • Fannie L. Limon, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Afelia Limon, aged 16, who landed in America from Mexico City, Mexico, in 1911
  • Barbala Limon, who settled in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Limon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Limon (post 1700)



  • Diana Limon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • José Limón (1908-1972), American dancer and choreographer
  • Iyari Pérez Limón (b. 1981), Mexican actress best known for her supporting role on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Emilio Limón (b. 1988), Surinamese international footballer
  • Rafael Limón (b. 1954), Mexican two-time Super Featherweight world champion boxer

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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. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. 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. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

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