Emmer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Emmer surname comes from the baptismal name Emmerich, which was originally derived from the Old German word that means ruler.
Early Origins of the Emmer family
The surname Emmer was first found in the Rhine region, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The name may have its origin in the ancient Roman colony of Embrika or Emrik, mentioned as early as the 7th century, which became a possession of Brandenburg in 1609. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Emmer family
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Emmer Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Emmer include Emmerich, Emmrich, Emerich, Emrich, Emmerick, Emerick, Emmerik, Emerik, Aemerich, Aemerik and many more.
Early Notables of the Emmer family (pre 1700)
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Emmer migration to the United States +
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from the Rhineland who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Emmer, or one of its variants above:
Emmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Adam Emmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 
- Peter Emmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 
Emmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Fred Emmer, who landed in Ohio in 1888 
Contemporary Notables of the name Emmer (post 1700) +
- Wallace N. Emmer, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 14 aerial victories
- Cynthia Emmer, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 2000 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html