Emblin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Emblin comes from the name of an ancestor as in the 'son of Emelin,' popularly Emlin and (with intrusive b) Emblin. Emblem is an imitative corruption. [1]

Early Origins of the Emblin family

The surname Emblin was first found in Dorset where the first on record was found in the Domesday Book of 1086. It was there that we found Anschitil filius Ameline. [2] Over a century later, Godefridus filius Emeline was listed in Winton, Hampshire in 1115. A few years later, John Emelin was listed in Suffolk in 1208 and later again, Geoffrey Amelyn was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1296. [3]

Early History of the Emblin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Emblin research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1115, 1296, 1455, 1487, 1663, 1741, 1663, 1651, 1652, 1662, 1697 and 1754 are included under the topic Early Emblin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Emblin 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 Emblin has appeared include Emblem, Emblin, Embling, Emlyn, Amblin, Amlin, Emeline, Emline, Emley, Emlam and many more.

Early Notables of the Emblin family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Emlyn (1663-1741), first Unitarian minister in England, born at Stamford, Lincolnshire, 27 May 1663. "The register of St. Michael's, Stamford, has the entry 'June 11th, Thomas, son of Silvester Embling and Mildred his wife baptzd.' The family surname, which is spelled in thirteen different ways, is said to come from the tything of Embley, in the parish of East Wellow, Hampshire; but the Embleys or...
Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Emblin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Emblin migration to Australia +

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

Emblin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Jeremiah Emblin, British convict who was convicted in London, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Calcutta" in February 1803, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Emblin (post 1700) +

  • Richard Emblin, principal and director of 5W Mignon Media South America


  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. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/calcutta


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