Luman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The generations and branches of the Luman family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Luman comes from the baptismal name for the son of Leman, which was taken from the personal name Liefman. 
Early Origins of the Luman family
The surname Luman 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 Luman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Luman research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1616, 1616, 1667, 1645, 1660, 1637, 1701, 1690, 1695 and are included under the topic Early Luman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Luman Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Luman include Leaman, Leamen, Leman, Lemon, Lemmon, Leemon, Limon and many more.
Early Notables of the Luman 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 Luman family to Ireland
Some of the Luman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Luman migration to the United States +
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Luman or a variant listed above:
Luman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Eva Luman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 
- Lodawick Luman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 
Contemporary Notables of the name Luman (post 1700) +
- Richard Luman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1944 
- Charles Luman Knapp (1847-1929), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 20th District, 1886-87; U.S. Consul General in Montreal, 1889-93; U.S. Representative from New York, 1901-11 
- Luman M. Strong (1803-1867), American politician, Delegate to Iowa State Constitutional Convention from Linn County, 1844; Member of Wisconsin State Legislature; County Judge in Wisconsin
- Luman Hamlin Weller (1833-1914), American politician, Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1883-85 
- Luman Hurlbut, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Hartford, 1841 
- Luman Wakefield, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Winchester, 1826-27 
Related Stories +
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- ^ 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)
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