Emerick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Emerick surname comes from the baptismal name Emmerich, which was originally derived from the Old German word that means ruler.
Early Origins of the Emerick family
The surname Emerick was first found in the Rhine region, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The name may have its origin in the ancient Roman colony of Embrika or Emrik, mentioned as early as the 7th century, which became a possession of Brandenburg in 1609. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Important Dates for the Emerick family
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Emerick Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Emerick include Emmerich, Emmrich, Emerich, Emrich, Emmerick, Emerick, Emmerik, Emerik, Aemerich, Aemerik and many more.
Early Notables of the Emerick family (pre 1700)
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Emerick migration to the United States
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Emerick, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:
Typical Emerick Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Emerick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johan Nicholas Emerick, aged 36, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 
- Yerrick Emerick, aged 19, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 
- Herman Emerick, aged 27, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 
- John Peter Emerick, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1772 
Emerick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Philip Emerick, aged 25, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1850 
Emerick migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Emerick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Henry Emerick U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 
Contemporary Notables of the name Emerick (post 1700)
- John H. Emerick (1843-1902), one of the leading telegraph operators in the Union Army during the American Civil War, one of twelve military telegraphers who were awarded watches by the Secretary of War
- Bob Emerick, American football player
- Shannon Emerick, American stage actress and voice actress
- Walter Scott "Scotty" Emerick (b. 1973), American country music artist
- Paul Emerick (b. 1980), American international rugby player
- Louis Emerick (b. 1960), British TV actor
- Geoffrey Emerick (b. 1946), English recording studio audio engineer
- Brigadier-General Emerick Kutschko (1892-1969), American Deputy Chief of Staff IX Corps (1943) 
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- ^ 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)
- ^ 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
- ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Emerick Kutschko. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Kutschko/Emerick/USA.html