Anglo-Saxon name Eamenton comes from when the family resided in Emberton in Buckinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Eamenton family
Buckinghamshire at Emberton, a parish, in the union of Newport-Pagnell, hundred of Newport. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. The chapelry of Embleton in Durham was an alternate origin of the family. "This place, anciently called Elmdene from its deep hollow glen abounding with elms, gave name to a family that became resident here about the commencement of the 13th century." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. And it is here that the first record of the family was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1230 as Roger de Emilton. Almost one hundred years later, Richard de Embeldon was listed in the same area in 1326. Norman de Embleton was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Cumberland in 1332. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) Embleton is also a parish, in the union of Alnwick in Northumberland.
Early History of the Eamenton family
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Eamenton Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Eamenton has been recorded under many different variations, including Emerton, Emberton, Emmerton and others.
Early Notables of the Eamenton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eamenton family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Eamenton or a variant listed above: Henry, Joseph, and William Emerton all settled in Maryland in 1775; Frances Emerton settled in Virginia in 1732; Alice and Anne Emmerton settled in Virginia in 1636..
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