The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
produced the name of Eamerly. It was given to a leader or ruler. The surname Eamerly originally derived from the Old English word Amalric
which referred to someone who held great power.
The surname Eamerly was part of a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. Nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Eamerly family
The surname Eamerly was first found in Hampshire
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 Eamerly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eamerly research.Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1600, 1691, 1617, 1657, 1640 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Eamerly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eamerly Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Eamerly has appeared include Emberley, Emerle, Emerly, Emberly, Emilly and others.
Early Notables of the Eamerly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eamerly family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Eamerly arrived in North America very early: James Emilly who settled in Charleston in 1832; Michael Emberley settled in St. Christopher in 1685.