Eaman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Eaman is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of Emma. "Emma (d. 1052), called Ælfgifu, queen, the daughter of Richard the Fearless, Duke of the Normans, by Gunnor, and legitimated by the duke's subsequent marriage with her mother. She was married to King Ethelred or Æthelred the Unready in 1002. This marriage prepared the way for the future conquest of England by the Normans, and was held to give the Conqueror some right to the crown. " [1]

Early Origins of the Eaman family

The surname Eaman was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Eaman family

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Eaman Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Eaman include Eman, Emmon, Emmond, Emmons, Emmonts, Emon, Emond, Emonds, Emonts and many more.

Early Notables of the Eaman family (pre 1700)

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Canada Eaman migration to Canada +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Eaman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Eaman U.E. (b. 1755) born in New York, USA who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Private Jacob Eaman U.E. (b. 1758) born in Johnstown, Tyrone County, New York, USA from New York, USA who settled in Osnabruck [South Stormont], Stormont County, Ontario c. 1786 he served in the 1st Battalion King's Ranger Regiment of New York, Captain John Munro's Line Company, Captain Archihbald McDonnell's Line Company, he died in 1849, married to Margaret Countryman they had 13 children [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eaman (post 1700) +

  • Frank D. Eaman (b. 1877), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1915-17; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1916 (alternate), 1924, 1928 [3]


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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