Emberton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Emberton family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Emberton comes from when the family lived in Emberton in Buckinghamshire.

Early Origins of the Emberton family

The surname Emberton was first found in Buckinghamshire at Emberton, a parish, in the union of Newport-Pagnell, hundred of Newport. [1] The chapelry of Embleton in Durham was an alternate origin of the family. "This place, anciently called Elmdene from its deep hollow glen abounding with elms, gave name to a family that became resident here about the commencement of the 13th century." [1] And it is here that the first record of the family was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1230 as Roger de Emilton. Almost one hundred years later, Richard de Embeldon was listed in the same area in 1326. Norman de Embleton was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Cumberland in 1332. [2] Embleton is also a parish, in the union of Alnwick in Northumberland.

Early History of the Emberton family

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Emberton Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Emberton has appeared include Emerton, Emberton, Emmerton and others.

Early Notables of the Emberton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Emberton family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Emberton arrived in North America very early: Henry, Joseph, and William Emerton all settled in Maryland in 1775; Frances Emerton settled in Virginia in 1732; Alice and Anne Emmerton settled in Virginia in 1636..

Contemporary Notables of the name Emberton (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Dale "Tom" Emberton (b. 1934), retired Kentucky politician and judge
  • Joseph Emberton (1889-1956), English architect of the early modernist period

HMS Cornwall
  • William Henry Emberton (d. 1942), British Warrant Ordnance Officer aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [3]

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A

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