Emblem History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Emblem family

The surname Emblem was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when.

Early History of the Emblem family

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Emblem Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Emblem have been found, including Emblem, Emblin, Embling, Emlyn, Amblin, Amlin, Emeline, Emline, Emley, Emlam and many more.

Early Notables of the Emblem family (pre 1700)

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Emblem migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Emblem, or a variant listed above:

Emblem Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John William Emblem, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Kings Lynn, England, in 1910
  • E. Emblem, who immigrated to America, in 1917
  • Edward L. Emblem, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Karl Oscar Emblem, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1922
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