The ancient and distinguished German surname Emler originated in the former duchy of Swabia, where the ancestral home of the family remains to this day. The name is derived from the Middle German word "Himel," meaning "heaven, sky," and developed into a surname through a number of origins. Firstly, "Himmel" is the name of a number of different places throughout Germany; thus, the original bearer of the name may have been a native of one of these areas. Alternatively, the name may have been originally bestowed as a nickname
in some form, such as "Himmelstützer" (support the sky) on a very tall person, or "Himmelseher" (sky gazer) on someone who was fond of the stars.
Early Origins of the Emler family
The surname Emler was first found in Swabia, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The first individual to be recorded in ancient chronicles was Burcardus zem Himel of Basel in 1297.
Early History of the Emler family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Emler research.Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1756, 1792, 1795, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Emler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Emler Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Himmel, Himml, Himmler, Himmeler, Himel, Himler, Himeler and many more.
Early Notables of the Emler family (pre 1700)
Notables with the surname Emler during this period were Friedrich Heinrich Himmel (1756-1814), a talented pianist, who became chamber composer to the Prussian court in 1792. In 1795 he... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Emler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Emler family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Emler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Erreck Mens Emler, aged 27, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Emler (post 1700)
- Jay Scott Emler, American Republican politician, Member of Kansas State Senate 35th District; Elected 2000 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html