Emelot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The generations and branches of the Emelot family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Emelot 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 Emelot family

The surname Emelot 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 Emelot family

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Emelot Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Emelot include Emblem, Emblin, Embling, Emlyn, Amblin, Amlin, Emeline, Emline, Emley, Emlam and many more.

Early Notables of the Emelot 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...
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United States Emelot migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Emelot or a variant listed above:

Emelot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Leonard Emelot, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [4]
  • Michael Emelot, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [4]


  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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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