1) A popular name for an ox, probably the Middle English word for ‘lightning’, an ironic nickname.
1545 one yocke of oxen the one called Lemynge and the other Burnett, Conisbrough
1553 and to my dowghter Alice Wattes one oxe called lemynge, Wakefield
1567 one yoke of oxen called ... Lyghtbowne and Lemynge, Crofton. Although the surname Leeming can derive from a place-name, the nickname is likely to be the source in Ribblesdale: 1379 sutor Willelmus Lemyng, Paythorne
Johannes Lemyng, Stainforth.