The Atlantic Ocean to the north and west and the English Channel to the south borders Cornwall
, the homeland to the Embers family name. Even though the usage of surnames was common during the Middle Ages, all English people were known only by a single name in early times. The manner in which hereditary surnames
arose is interesting. Local
surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. The Embers family originally lived at the town of Embrough
. The name is also classified as a baptismal name as in the son of Emery.
Early Origins of the Embers family
The surname Embers was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Embers family
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Embers Spelling Variations
Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England
, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations
often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall
and the rest of England
. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic
language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Embree, Embray, Embury, Embrey and others.
Early Notables of the Embers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Embers family to the New World and Oceana
Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Embers or a variant listed above:
Embers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Lena Embers, aged 14, who arrived in America from Hoiden, Germany, in 1914
- Maria Embers, aged 33, who arrived in America from Hoiden, Germany, in 1914
- Edward Embers, aged 21, who arrived in America, in 1922
Contemporary Notables of the name Embers (post 1700)
- Daniel Embers (b. 1981), German footballer who has played professionally since 2000