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

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

Tom Lyman (View posts)
Posted: 24 Oct 2005 9:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lyman
I want to know where this name came from. It's the German version (not Irish or English or French corruption). I know it's from the area known as Prussia, but I want to know the specific origins. Can anyone help??

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

Posted: 26 Oct 2005 11:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Nov 2006 10:41AM 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.

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

Tom Lyman (View posts)
Posted: 26 Oct 2005 11:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
thanks! that does help.

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

Posted: 27 Oct 2005 9:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Nov 2006 10:41AM GMT
Good to know! It was the "Y" that was the 'problem'. Not unusual to have such a letter in German, but it has a different pronunciation. Glad to help.

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

Posted: 10 Dec 2005 11:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
I wonder if Lyman might be Lehman or Lehmann?

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

Posted: 2 Aug 2007 4:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lyman, Leimann
My Lyman's came from Hesse Cassel and there name was Leimann.

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

Posted: 24 Mar 2011 6:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lyman
Hi sorry try to get it myself my father is willim lyman from bancroft.

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

Posted: 25 Mar 2011 2:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: lyman
This is for Tom Lyman the answer to your guestion is in the encylopedia Book no 21 page359.good luck

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

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 10:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
The surname Lyman is English and goes back through Richard Lyman who came to Massachusetts with his family in 1629 and is descended directly from "Alfred the Great"
Hope that helps

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

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 8:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Leymand, Leymann, Leimann, Lyman from Hessen or Hessen-Kassel and Roddenau, Prussia, annexed by Germany in the 1860's.
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