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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: 1130190650000
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: 1130324779000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1162636864000
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: 1130369840000
Classification: Query
thanks! that does help.

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

Posted: 1130404347000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1162636864000
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: 1134213757000
Classification: Query
I wonder if Lyman might be Lehman or Lehmann?

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

Posted: 1186028741000
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: 1300989953000
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: 1301064766000
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: 1318803462000
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: 1339704977000
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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