Emert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Emert family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Emberton in Buckinghamshire.

Early Origins of the Emert family

The surname Emert was first found in Buckinghamshire at Emberton, a parish, in the union of Newport-Pagnell, hundred of Newport. [1] 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." [1] 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. [2] Embleton is also a parish, in the union of Alnwick in Northumberland.

Early History of the Emert family

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Emert 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 Emert include Emerton, Emberton, Emmerton and others.

Early Notables of the Emert family (pre 1700)

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United States Emert 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 Emert or a variant listed above:

Emert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Jorig Fredrich Emert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [3]
  • Mickell Emert, aged 42, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [3]
  • Henrich Emert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [3]
Emert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • G Emert, aged 30, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Emert (post 1700) +

  • Frederick Emert (1754-1829), settler in Sevier County, Tennessee. His father was Johan George Emertt who was born in 1716 in Leipzig, Germany and emigrated to America before 1754
  • Emert C. Hilbert (b. 1876), American Democrat politician, Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney, 1911-14; Circuit Judge in Missouri 1st Circuit, 1935-37 [4]

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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