The surname of LEEMAN was a locational name 'of Uplowman' a small spot in County Devon. The name is also spelt LEAMAN, LOEMAN, LOWMAN and LEMON. Local names usually denoted where a man held his land, and indicated where he actually lived. Almost every city, town or village existing in the Middle Ages has served to name one or more families. Where a man lived was his means of identification. When a man left his birthplace or village where he had been known, and went elsewhere, people would likely refer to him by the name of his former residence or birthplace, or by the name of the land which he owned. Early records of the name mention LEMAN (without surname) who was listed as a tenant in the Domesday Book of 1086. Aumfridus Leofmann was documented in County Worcester in the year 1202. Francis Lowman of County Devon, registered at Oxford University in the year 1587. John Lowman and Frances Knowles were married at St. Peter. Cornhill, London in the year 1673. Buried. Francis Loman in the North Isle at St. Peter's in the year 1688. At first the coat of arms was a practical matter which served a function on the battlefield and in tournaments. With his helmet covering his face, and armour encasing the knight from head to foot, the only means of identification for his followers, was the insignia painted on his shield and embroidered on his surcoat, the flowing and draped garment worn over the armour. For the majority of the English speaking peoples, the main sources of names have been the traditions of the various Germanic tribes of Northern Europe, and the names introduced by the Church, perhaps Hebrew names of the Old Testament, or Greek and Roman names of the New Testament and saints. Many names were brought over to England by the invading Anglo-Saxons, a mixed collection of people from various Germanic tribes, speaking various dialects which were called Old English. The associated arms are recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory. Ulster King of Arms in 1884. Registered at Whitstone and Brokeland, County Devon. Granted in 1620
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