Recent research shows that the name Leeming has been established in Europe for over 900 years. Leeming was originally from English origins. The earliest documentation of the surname was found in 1418 in the county of Wiltshire in England. This was a regular term throughout the Anglo-Saxon period in Northern England, but now the name is fairly widespread around the UK.
World wide there are approximately 33203 people with this name. Worcestershire currently holds the highest density of families with the surname Leeming. If a certain legal document is to be believed the late nineteenth century Leeming's liked a drink or eight. A tarnished past is clear, especially around the summer of 1919 when Morgan Leeming stole a sheep and was sentenced to jail.