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The name Lyman originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Leman, which was taken from the personal name Liefman.

Lyman Early Origins



The surname Lyman 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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Lyman Spelling Variations


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Lyman Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Lyman has appeared include Leaman, Leamen, Leman, Lemon, Lemmon, Leemon, Limon and many more.

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Lyman Early History


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Lyman Early History



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

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Lyman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Lyman In Ireland


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Lyman In Ireland



Some of the Lyman 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Lyman arrived in North America very early:

Lyman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Lyman, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1631
  • John Lyman, who landed in New Jersey in 1677

Lyman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Lyman, aged 48, arrived in New York in 1812
  • D Lyman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Lyman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Daniel Lyman U.E. born in New Haven, Connectitcut, USA who settled in York County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he Graduated Yale University in 1770 [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
  • Mr. Oliver Lyman U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [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

Lyman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Warren Lyman, who arrived in Canada in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lyman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lyman (post 1700)



  • Norman K. Lyman (1879-1936), American Republican politician, Member of Hawaii Territorial House of Representatives, 1910-30; Speaker of Hawaii Territory House of Representatives, 1925-26
  • William Roy "Link" Lyman (1898-1972), American professional football tackle, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1964
  • William Whittingham "Jack" Lyman Jr (1885-1983), American writer and academic in the field of Celtic studies
  • William Lyman (1755-1811), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1793-1797)
  • Theodore Lyman III (1833-1897), American natural scientist, officer during the American Civil War, and United States Representative from Massachusetts
  • David Belden Lyman (1803-1884), early American missionary to Hawaii
  • Chester Smith Lyman (1814-1890), American teacher, clergyman and astronomer, honorary member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Arthur Lyman (1932-2002), American jazz vibraphone and marimba player from Kauai, Hawaii
  • Brigadier-General Charles Bishop Lyman (1888-1981), American Assistant Commanding General 32nd Division (1944-1945)
  • Brigadier-General Albert Kuali Brickwood Lyman (1885-1942), American Commanding Officer 3rd Engineer Regiment (1940-1942)
  • ... (Another 55 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Lyman Historic Events


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Lyman Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Henry Lyman (1855-1914), Canadian First Class Passenger from Montreal, Quebec, Canada travelling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Florence Lyman (1878-1914), née Kirkby Canadian First Class Passenger from Montreal, Quebec, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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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

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  11. ...

The Lyman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lyman 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 29 February 2016 at 15:06.

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