This is a variant spelling of the Olde German pre 10th Century 'Leheman' a status name for a feudal tenant, one who held land on loan for the duration of his life in return for rent or service or sometimes, both. The name is recorded heraldically from the former Kingdom of Bavaria. The Coat of Arms being a Silver Shield Charged with a Black Point on which is set a Gold Lion Rampant. The name development includes (in the U.K.) the family of John Henry Lohmeyer, all christened at St. Pancras Old Church, between 1836 (the first recorded name holder) and twenty four years later in 1860 when Fredrick Edward is the last recording. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of George Newman Lohmeyer, which was dated 1836, christened at St. Pancras, Old Church, London, during the reign of King William IV, 'The Sailor King' 1830 - 1837. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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