Saturday, February 20, 2010

Surname HIMAN from JAIME

Himan's are often asked the origin of their surname. Most intelligence studies have the Himan's registered as Jewish.  If you check net detective or marketing databases as I have,  my husbands family (brother, uncles, sons) are all listed as Jewish. Another equally wrong guess is that the surname is German.

The name is Spanish!

Here is the story. Jose Pelle Jaime traveled with his wife Isabell Alobe Ortiz and six children from Spain to America, All the children were born in Spain, All the boys took their mother's surname ORTIZ  as their middle names.

The name was Jaime (pronounced in espanol as Hi  mee) but in the USA the name was often pronounced JAY MEE.  In spanish the letter "an" embellished can sound like "ee". So the grandfather attempted to spell Hi  mee in English ---- but alas he creates a new surname HI MAN.
Yes there is another family with Himan as a surname but the 6 Himan children are very unique.

More to follow:::

Joseph Ortiz Himan Son
abt 1898

Antone Ortiz Himan Son
11 Mar 1901
Death: 8 Nov 1987
Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, California, United States of America

Henry Ortiz Himan ------  Son
March 22, 1902
Death: 10 Jan 1976
Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, California, United States of America

Frank Ortiz Himan Son
10 Sep 1904
Malaga, Spain
Death: Aug 1979
Kailua, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Manuel Ortiz Himan Son
16 Mar 1907
Death: Aug 1974
Hayward, Alameda, California, United States of America

Mary Himan Daughter
abt 1909
Malaga, Spain
Death after 2000:
California, USA

Below is scanned copies of Tony's fathers naruralization papers and change of name papers.