Emeriau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Emeriau originated in the beautiful and majestic region of Poitou in France. It is a topographical name, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographical surnames were taken from physical features or landmarks that the family lived near.

Early Origins of the Emeriau family

The surname Emeriau was first found in Poitou, where the family played an integral role in the social and cultural domains of the region.

Aymer or Aethelmaer (Ethelmar) de Valence, or de Lusignan (d. 1260), was Bishop of Winchester and the younger son of Isabella, widow of King John, by her second husband, Hugh X, count of La Marche.

"Isabella having died in 1246, and the fortunes of their house being depressed in consequence of the failure of their father's rebellion, Guy of Lusignan, William of Valence, and Aymer, who was then in orders, came to England in 1247 to enrich themselves. Henry III received his half brother with great joy. Besides procuring several livings for Aymer, he compelled different bishops and abbots to assign him 'innumerable' pensions, so that his revenues soon equalled those of an archbishopric. " [1]

Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke and Lord of Montignac, (d. 1324), was the third son of William of Valence, half-brother of Henry III and of Joan, daughter of Warine of Munchensi. [1]

Early History of the Emeriau family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Emeriau research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1257, 1397, 1403, 1467, 1554, 1747, 1788, 1808, 1810, 1814, 1817, and 1818 are included under the topic Early Emeriau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Emeriau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Aymard, Aymars, Aymar, Aymaris, Des Aymars, Des Aymaris, Aymers, Aymer, Aymeric, Aymery, Aimard, Aimar, Aimery, Aimeric, Eymar, Eymars, Eymard, Hémard, Hémart, Hémet, Hembert, Hémery, Hémeret, Emery, Emmery and many more.

Early Notables of the Emeriau family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean, man-at-arms for the Lord of Grève, he was also involved in the banishing of nobility from the Empire in 1467; Olivier, Lord of Viroflay in the district of Versailles...
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Emeriau Ranking

In France, the name Emeriau is the 5,036th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]

Migration of the Emeriau family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Eymar, who arrived in New York City in 1730 with his wife and three daughters; John Q. Aymar, 21; and J.W.H. Aymar, 21; who both settled in New York City in 1820.



  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/


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