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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. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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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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