Show ContentsEmbleton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Embleton name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Emberton in Buckinghamshire. [1] In the Domesday Book of 1086, the parish was known as Ambretone and literally meant "farmstead of a man called Eanbeorht," from the Old English personal name + "tun." [2]

Early Origins of the Embleton family

The surname Embleton was first found in Buckinghamshire at Emberton, a parish, in the union of Newport-Pagnell, hundred of Newport. [3]

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." [3]

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. [4] Embleton is also a parish, in the union of Alnwick in Northumberland.

Early History of the Embleton family

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Embleton 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 Embleton has undergone many spelling variations, including Emerton, Emberton, Emmerton and others.

Early Notables of the Embleton family (pre 1700)

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Australia Embleton migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Embleton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Embleton, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Fairlie" on 9th Mary 1852, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Island) [5]

New Zealand Embleton migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Embleton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Jane Embleton, aged 34, a domestic servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 26th September 2022). on Facebook