Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a leader or ruler. The surname Eemerlie originally derived from the Old English word Amalric which referred to someone who held great power. The surname Eemerlie 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 Eemerlie family
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 Eemerlie family
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Eemerlie Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Eemerlie have been found, including Emberley, Emerle, Emerly, Emberly, Emilly and others.
Early Notables of the Eemerlie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eemerlie family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Eemerlie surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: James Emilly who settled in Charleston in 1832; Michael Emberley settled in St. Christopher in 1685.
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