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The distinguished surname Seaman is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It is derived from the Old English "saemann," meaning "sea-man," and was likely first borne by a sailor.

Seaman Early Origins



The surname Seaman was first found in Suffolk, where the Seaman family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066; the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. However, many Saxon surnames survived, and the family name Seaman was first referenced in the year 1169 when John Semanni was found with estates in Suffolk.

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Seaman Spelling Variations


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Seaman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Seaman, Seamom, Semon, Seman, Seamons, Semones and many more.

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Seaman Early History


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Seaman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seaman research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Seaman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Seaman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Seaman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seaman Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Seaman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Seaman, who came to Connecticut in 1640
  • Gilbert Seaman, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • John Seaman, who landed in Virginia in 1656
  • William Seaman, who landed in Virginia in 1656
  • William Seaman, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Seaman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Seaman, who arrived in Virginia in 1719
  • Lodwick Seaman, aged 26, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Mary Ann Seaman, who landed in South Carolina in 1749
  • Benjamin Seaman, who was naturalized in New York in 1776

Seaman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dirck Seaman, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1828
  • Henry Seaman, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1837
  • Henry D Seaman, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1839
  • Henry D. Seaman, who was naturalized in Charleston, South Carolina in 1839
  • Arthur Seaman, who sailed from London to New Orleans on the ship Arlington in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Seaman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Herman Seaman, who landed in Mississippi in 1901

Seaman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Seaman, who arrived in New Brunswick in 1783
  • Mr. Benjamin Seaman U.E. born in Staten Island, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 he died in 1785 [1]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. John Seaman U.E. born in Dutchess County, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 passenger aboard the Union Transport, was a Farmer [1]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. Richard Seaman U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was an Alderman and Provincial Treasurer [1]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. William Seaman U.E. born in Dutchess County, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Seaman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Seaman, who was recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario

Seaman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Philip Seaman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848
  • Hannah Seaman, aged 41, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • Luke Seaman, aged 15, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • Rachel Seaman, aged 14, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • Eliza Seaman, aged 13, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Seaman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Fanny Seaman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • William Seaman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • Thomas Seaman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • Lydia Seaman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • Sarah Lydia Seaman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Seaman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Seaman (post 1700)



  • Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman (1864-1922), American journalist, writer, industrialist, inventor, and a charity worker, best known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg and for her use of the pen name Nellie Bly
  • Lieutenant Commander Allen L. Seaman (1916-1944), American naval aviator, recipient of two Navy Crosses for service in the Pacific War, eponym of the USS Seaman (DD-791)
  • Julius Seaman, American founder of Seaman's Furniture, an American chain of furniture stores in 1933
  • Richard John Beattie "Dick" Seaman (1913-1939), English pre-war Grand Prix driver who drove for the Mercedes-Benz team (1937-1939), winning the 1938 German Grand Prix
  • David Andrew Seaman MBE (b. 1963), English former professional football goalkeeper
  • Reverend Sir Keith Douglas Seaman KCVO, OBE (1920-2013), Australian Governor of South Australia (1977 to 1982)
  • Christopher Seaman (1942-1987), British conductor, resident conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from 1987 to 1998
  • Frederic Stephen Seaman (1906-2000), Indian gold medalist field hockey player at the 1928 Summer Olympics
  • Daryl Seaman OC AOE (1923-2009), Canadian businessman, co-owner of the Calgary Flames, elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder in 2010

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Suggested Readings for the name Seaman


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Suggested Readings for the name Seaman



  • A Copy of an Account Written by Jordan Seaman of Jericho by Jordan Seaman.
  • Descendants of William Seaman of Washington County, Pennsylvania By Helen Elizabeth Vogt.
  • The Ancestors and Descendants of Fletcher de la Seaman by Ferne Davidson Hill.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. 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.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Seaman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Seaman 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 14 September 2016 at 14:45.

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