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The surname Zeman comes from name of the city and province of Zamora, which is located on the Duero in northwest Spain. Because of its strategic position, the city was disputed during the Middle Ages, first between the Christians and Moors, then between the kingdoms of Leon and Castille.

Zeman Early Origins



The surname Zeman was first found in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa, in north western Spain.

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Zeman Spelling Variations


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Zeman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Zamora, Zanora, Zamor, Samora, Zamaura, Zamore and others.

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Zeman Early History


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Zeman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zeman research. Another 507 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1542, 1623, 1770 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Zeman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Zeman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zeman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Rodrigo Zamorano (1542-1623), a cosmographer of the royal house of Philip II of Spain; Francesco de Zamora of Villafranca de Montes de Oca (Burgos), who was ennobled in 1770; and Juan Manuel de Zamora y Sainz...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zeman 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:

Zeman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mical Zeman, aged 38, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741

Zeman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Zeman, who landed in Arkansas in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Zeman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Zeman (post 1700)



  • Paula Redd Zeman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996; Presidential Elector for New York, 1996
  • Leland E. Zeman, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles, California, 1945
  • Anton T. Zeman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1920

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Zeman Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Zeman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zeman 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 10 December 2015 at 10:28.

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