The earliest origins of the name Eamon date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons
. The name is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Emma
Early Origins of the Eamon family
The surname Eamon 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 Eamon family
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Eamon Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Eamon include Eman, Emmon, Emmond, Emmons, Emmonts, Emon, Emond, Emonds, Emonts and many more.
Early Notables of the Eamon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eamon family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Eamon or a variant listed above:
Eamon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Pierre Eamon, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Eamon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Luke Eamon, aged 22, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1899 aboard the ship "Etruria" from Queenstown, Ireland CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXC6-2TP : 6 December 2014), Luke Eamon, 07 May 1899; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Etruria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Eamon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- George H. Eamon, aged 53, originally from Washington, who arrived in New York in 1918 aboard the ship "Megantic" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ8L-DZW : 6 December 2014), George H. Eamon, 02 Jun 1918; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Megantic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Gerald Eamon, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "West Hesseltine" from Bezerte, Tunis CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62G-G6X : 6 December 2014), Gerald Eamon, 22 Feb 1921; citing departure port Bezerte, Tunis, arrival port New York, ship name West Hesseltine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Eamon (post 1700)
- Michael Eamon Beahan AM (b. 1937), English-born, Australian politician, 19th President of the Australian Senate (1994-1996)
- Eamon Dunphy (b. 1945), Irish footballer and broadcaster; as a footballer he played for the Republic of Ireland National Team (1965-1971)
- Eamon Ginge Fullen, British Navy clearance diver, climber, adventurer, mountaineer who holds 2 Guinness World Records
- Eamon Hardiman (b. 1980), American writer and director, known for his work on Porkchop (2010), Porkchop 3D (2012) and Porkchop II: Rise of the Rind (2011)
- Eamon Grennan (b. 1941), Irish poet born in Dublin
- Eamon Gilmore (b. 1955), Irish Labour Party politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (2011-2014)
- Eamon Davern, American actor, known for his work in Fistful of Flies (1996), Friend'Z (2014) and Home and Away (1988)
- Eamon Gerard Murphy (1948-2013), Irish film, television and theatre actor, known for his work on Batman Begins (2005), Waterworld (1995) and Pumpgirl (2009)
- Eamon Casey (b. 1927), Roman Catholic Bishop Emeritus of Galway and Kilmacduagh, Ireland
- Eamon O'Carroll, Irish rugby league player