Emch was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland
. The ancestors of the Emch family lived in one of several places named Inch in the counties of Angus
and Perth. The surname Emch belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The form Hinch
grew in popularity after the 16th century.
Early Origins of the Emch family
The surname Emch was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Emch family
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Emch Spelling Variations
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations
with single names. Emch has appeared Hinch, Inch, Inches and others.
Early Notables of the Emch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Emch family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland
, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan
societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Emch:
Emch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- N. Emch, aged 28, who arrived in America, in 1892
Emch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Walter Emch, aged 14, who, who arrived in America from Basel, Switzerland, in 1911
- Arnold Emch, aged 39, who arrived in America from Basel, Switzerland, in 1911
- Hilda Emch, aged 35, who arrived in America from Basel, Switzerland, in 1911