England with the ancestors of the Amery family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Old French word amauri, which means work-rule.
Early Origins of the Amery family
Normandy, where the name was spelt D'Amery, or Amaury the delicate of Pontoisse, and they settled in England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Amery family
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Amery Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Amery family name include Amory, Emery, Amery, Ammory, Ammery, Emry and others.
Early Notables of the Amery family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Amery family to Ireland
Some of the Amery family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Amery family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Amery family to immigrate North America:
Amery Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Amery Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Amery (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Amery family
The Amery Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Amore non vi
Motto Translation: Love not by force
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