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

Seman Early Origins



The surname Seman was first found in Suffolk, where the Seman 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 Seman was first referenced in the year 1169 when John Semanni was found with estates in Suffolk.

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Seman Spelling Variations


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Seman Spelling Variations



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

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Seman Early History


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Seman Early History



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

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Seman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Seman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seman 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 or some of its variants were: John Seaman, who came to Connecticut in 1640; Ed Seaman, who settled in Virginia in 1669; George Seaman, who immigrated to Barbados in 1685; Benjamin Seaman, who was naturalized in New York in 1776.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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).
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    The Seman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Seman 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 21 November 2014 at 12:15.

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