The generations and branches of the Eman family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name Eman comes from the baptismal name for the son of Emma
Early Origins of the Eman family
The surname Eman 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 Eman family
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Eman 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 Eman include Eman, Emmon, Emmond, Emmons, Emmonts, Emon, Emond, Emonds, Emonts and many more.
Early Notables of the Eman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eman 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 Eman or a variant listed above:
Eman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Eman, who arrived in Virginia in 1622-1623 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)
Eman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Sarah Eman who settled in Edgar Town Massachusetts in 1820
Eman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Abel Eman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Mr. Jacob Eman U.E., "Aman" who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
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
Eman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Eman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cairngorm" in 1863
Contemporary Notables of the name Eman (post 1700)
- Jan Hendrik Albert "Henny" Eman (b. 1944), Prime Minister of Aruba