Emilly is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name for a leader or ruler. The surname Emilly originally derived from the Old English word Amalric
which referred to someone who held great power.
The surname Emilly 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 Emilly family
The surname Emilly was first found in 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 Emilly family
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Emilly 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 Emilly were recorded, including Emberley, Emerle, Emerly, Emberly, Emilly and others.
Early Notables of the Emilly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Emilly 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 Emilly family emigrate to North America:
Emilly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Emilly who settled in Charleston in 1832