Emery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The earliest origins of the name Emery date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from an ancient Saxon Chieftain named Almericus. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Early Origins of the Emery family

The surname Emery was first found in Essex 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.

Important Dates for the Emery family

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Emery 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 Emery include Emery, Emmery, Emory, Emmory, Emerye, Emmerie and others.

Early Notables of the Emery family (pre 1700)

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Emery 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 Emery or a variant listed above:

Emery Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anthony Emery, who settled in New England in 1630
  • Elinor Emery, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]
  • Francis Emery, who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1635
  • James Emery, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635
  • John Emery, who settled in New England in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Emery Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Tho Emery, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [1]
  • Jean Baptiste Emery, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [1]
  • Peter Emery, who landed in Georgia in 1739 [1]
Emery Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jeremiah Emery, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1818 [1]
  • J S Emery, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • C S Emery, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • M P Emery, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Joseph Emery, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Emery Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James William Emery, who landed in Arkansas in 1904 [1]

Emery migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Emery Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Emery U.E., "Emry" who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [2]

Emery migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Emery Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Emery, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]
  • Richard Emery, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • William Emery, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [5]
  • Charlotte Emery, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [5]
  • Isaac Emery, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Emery migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Emery Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Emery, aged 30, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Martha Emery, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Mr. Emery, Australian settler travelling from Sydney aboard the ship "Earl Durham" arriving in Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand in 1841 [6]
  • George Emery, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
  • William Emery, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hasquina" in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Emery (post 1700)

  • Brigadier-General Ambrose Robert Emery (1883-1945), American Commandant Infantry Replacement Training Center Macon (1940-1944) [7]
  • George W Emery (1830-1909), appointed eleventh governor of Utah Territory by Ulysses S. Grant
  • David Farnham Emery (b. 1948), American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives, 1971-74; U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1975-83 [8]
  • David Emery, American politician, Mayor of Titusville, Pennsylvania, 1877-78 [8]
  • Curtis Stanton Emery (b. 1861), American Republican politician, Orange County Commissioner, 1885-88; Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Chelsea, 1888; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1909 [8]
  • Clyde L. Emery, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933 [8]
  • Clarence W. Emery, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Auburn, 1902 [8]
  • Clarence B. Emery (b. 1875), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plymouth, 1913-16; Member of Connecticut State Senate 32nd District, 1921-22 [8]
  • Asher Bates Emery (d. 1924), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908; Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1924 [8]
  • Amos Emery, American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Sharon, 1888 [8]
  • ... (Another 49 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Emery family

Hillcrest Coal Mine
  • Mr. David Emery (1883-1914), Canadian Bratticeman from Nova Scotia, Canada who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse [9]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Lawrence A Emery (b. 1909), English Musician serving for the Royal Marine Band from Battersea, London, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [10]
  • Mr. Richard C Emery (b. 1905), English Stoker Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [10]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Frank Chandler Emery (1901-1939), British Chief Petty Officer with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [11]
  • Alfred Emery (1917-1939), British Cook (S) with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [11]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Jack Marvin Emery, American Ensign from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [12]
  • Mr. John Marvin Emery, American Gunner's Mate Third Class from North Dakota, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [12]
  • Mr. Wesley Vernon Emery, American Storekeeper Second Class from Indiana, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [12]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Ambrose Emery. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Emery/Ambrose_Robert/USA.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners
  10. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  11. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  12. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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