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  • Roots and Branches: Family Reunions: Planning Ahead

    Miriam Weiner

    Published Date : June-July 1988
    It has been written that the Hemingways of America, including all spelling variations, are descendants of Ralph Hemmenway, who settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1633/4. To someone unfamiliar with North American records, this seems a most unlikely claim, for the surname is numerous in England and it is difficult to believe that only one branch of the family made the voyage across the Atlantic. Nevertheless, there is a very real possibility that the Hemingways of America do share a common ancestry, not from Ralph Hemmenway perhaps, but from an inhabitant of the ancient parish of Halifax, Yorkshire, some 700 years ago.
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