Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for a leader or ruler. The surname Emerle originally derived from the Old English word Amalric which referred to someone who held great power. The surname Emerle was part of a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. Nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Emerle family
Hampshire 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 Emerle family
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Emerle Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Emerle are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Emerle include: Emberley, Emerle, Emerly, Emberly, Emilly and others.
Early Notables of the Emerle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Emerle family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Emerle or a variant listed above:
Emerle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Emerle (post 1700)
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