Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in Emberton in Buckinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Ementon family
Buckinghamshire at Emberton, a parish, in the union of Newport-Pagnell, hundred of Newport. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) Embleton is also a parish, in the union of Alnwick in Northumberland.
Early History of the Ementon family
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Ementon Spelling Variations
spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ementon include Emerton, Emberton, Emmerton and others.
Early Notables of the Ementon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ementon family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Henry, Joseph, and William Emerton all settled in Maryland in 1775; Frances Emerton settled in Virginia in 1732; Alice and Anne Emmerton settled in Virginia in 1636..
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