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The name Emberley comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a leader or ruler. The surname Emberley originally derived from the Old English word Amalric which referred to someone who held great power. The surname Emberley 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.

Emberley Early Origins



The surname Emberley 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.

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Emberley Spelling Variations


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Emberley Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Emberley has undergone many spelling variations, including Emberley, Emerle, Emerly, Emberly, Emilly and others.

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Emberley Early History


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Emberley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Emberley 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 Emberley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Emberley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Emberley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Emberley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Emberley were among those contributors:

Emberley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Michael Emberley, who settled in St. Christopher in 1685

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Contemporary Notables of the name Emberley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Emberley (post 1700)



  • Michael Emberley, American illustrator of children's books
  • Edward R "Ed" Emberley (b. 1931), American artist and illustrator, best known for children's picture books, two-time awarded the Caldecott Medal
  • Peter Emberley, British composer who The Gibraltar Anthem, the national song of Gibraltar
  • William James Emberley (1876-1937), Newfoundland fisherman from Bay de Verde who penned the song "Hard, Hard Times," about the plight of Newfoundland fisherman through the Great Depression

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Emberley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Emberley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 April 2015 at 10:59.

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