Emanuel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Emanuel family

The surname Emanuel was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily they invaded Greece. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Important Dates for the Emanuel family

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Emanuel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Emanuele, Emmanuele, Emanuel, D'Emanuelli, Manuel, Manuello, Manuelli and many more.

Early Notables of the Emanuel family (pre 1700)

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Emanuel migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Emanuel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Aaron Emanuel, who arrived in America in 1770
Emanuel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Emanuel, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [1]
  • J Emanuel, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [1]
  • Albert Emanuel, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [1]
  • Albert Emanuel, who settled in Louisiana sometime between 1836 and 1841
  • Andrew Emanuel, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Emanuel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Samuel Emanuel, who landed in Mississippi in 1900 [1]

Emanuel migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Emanuel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Barnet Emanuel, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Emanuel (post 1700)

  • Errol John Emanuel GC (1918-1971), District Commissioner in the East New Britain district of Papua New Guinea was posthumously awarded the George Cross
  • Alfred Emanuel Smith IV (1951-2019), American Wall Street executive, Senior Advisor for the Marwood Group
  • Sydney Emanuel Mudd (1858-1911), American Republican politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1880-82, 1896; Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates, 1896 [3]
  • Arthur Emanuel Fichardt (b. 1872), American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Bloemfontein, 1907-27 [4]
  • David Emanuel Wahlberg (1882-1949), Swedish sports writer and editor who covered the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Jorge Emanuel Broun (b. 1986), Argentinean footballer
  • Stafford Emanuel Tavares, Canadian cryptographer, professor emeritus at Queen's University, Kingston
  • Exequiel Emanuel Benavídez (b. 1989), Argentine football midfielder
  • Brian Emanuel Schatz (b. 1972), American politician, 11th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii
  • Victor Emanuel Bozeman (1929-1986), American television announcer, voice-over artist, and actor

Historic Events for the Emanuel family

RMS Titanic
  • Miss Virginia Ethel Emanuel, aged 6, American Third Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 13 [5]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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