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The proud Embree family originated in Cornwall, a rugged coastal region in southwestern England. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. 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 Embree 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.

Embree Early Origins



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

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Embree Spelling Variations


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Embree 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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Embree Early History


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Embree Early History



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

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Embree Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Embree Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Embree 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



A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Embree:

Embree Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Embree, who landed in Barbados in 1680

Embree Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John W. Embree, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Mary Embree, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Lawrence Embree, aged 54, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Lawrence E. Embree, aged 54, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Edith Embree, aged 26, who emigrated to America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Embree Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Joseph Embree Jr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Embree Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Annie Embree, aged 53, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1909

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Contemporary Notables of the name Embree (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Embree (post 1700)



  • Jon William Embree (b. 1965), American tight ends coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Elisha Embree (1801-1863), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1847-1849)
  • Elihu Embree (1782-1820), American abolitionist and publisher of the first newspaper in the United States devoted exclusively to abolishing slavery
  • Edwin Rogers Embree (1883-1950), American former vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation, President of the Julius Rosenwald Foundation
  • Alan Duane Embree (b. 1970), American Major League Baseball middle relief pitcher from The Dalles, Oregon who played from 1992 to 2009
  • John F Embree (1908-1950), American anthropologist and academic who specialized in the study of Japan
  • Mark Embree, American professor of numerical analysis at the Computational and Applied Mathematics department in Rice University

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. 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. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  11. ...

The Embree Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Embree 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 28 November 2015 at 08:27.

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