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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 in Devon. The name is also classified as a baptismal name as in the son of Emery.

Embers Early Origins



The surname Embers was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Embers Spelling Variations


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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.

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Embers Early History


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Embers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Embers research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1258, 1300, 1363, and 1379 are included under the topic Early Embers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Embers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Embers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Embers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Embers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Embers (post 1700)



  • Daniel Embers (b. 1981), German footballer who has played professionally since 2000

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Embers Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Embers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Embers 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 18 June 2014 at 08:37.

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