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Surname:"Lyman"...I know it's from Germany, but exactly where?

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Re: Surname:"Lyman"...I know it's from Germany, but exactly where?

Posted: 26 Oct 2005 5:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Nov 2006 3:41AM GMT
Don't know if this helps you at all, Tom.

Sourced from the Learn/Family Facts/Name meanings on ancestry.com.

Lyman. "Americanized form of German Leimann, Americanized form of Leinemann, habitational name for someone from Leine in Pomerania, or for someone who lived by either of two rivers called Leine, near Hannover and in Saxony."

About the closest reference I can find mentioning a GERMAN origin for the name. You have to understand that Prussia encompassed a large area of Northern Germany prior to WW1.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Tom Lyman 24 Oct 2005 9:50PM GMT 
elephant_6541... 26 Oct 2005 11:06AM GMT 
Tom Lyman 26 Oct 2005 11:37PM GMT 
elephant_6541... 27 Oct 2005 9:12AM GMT 
lyman_007 2 Aug 2007 4:25AM GMT 
Barbie8674 10 Dec 2005 11:22AM GMT 
katherinelyma... 26 Nov 2012 6:36AM GMT 
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