Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a leader or ruler. The surname Emilie originally derived from the Old English word Amalric which referred to someone who held great power. The surname Emilie 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 Emilie 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 Emilie family
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Emilie Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Emilie were recorded, including Emberley, Emerle, Emerly, Emberly, Emilly and others.
Early Notables of the Emilie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Emilie family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Emilie family emigrate to North America: James Emilly who settled in Charleston in 1832; Michael Emberley settled in St. Christopher in 1685.
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