Emison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Emison family
The surname Emison was first found in Durham 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 Emison family
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Emison Spelling Variations
The name Emison, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Emerson, Emmerson, Emerston and others.
Early Notables of the Emison family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Emison family to Ireland
Some of the Emison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Emison family
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Emison family, or who bore a variation of the surname Emison were Ellis Emerson, his wife Anne, and son Thomas (who was the scion of one of U.S. most distinguished families), settled in Virginia in 1623 from Durham; William Emerson settled in Virginia in 1618 before the ".
Contemporary Notables of the name Emison (post 1700) +
- John W. Emison, American Republican politician, Chair of Knox County Republican Party, 1905 
- James W. Emison, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1908 
- Ewing R. Emison, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1924, 1952 
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