Emmerich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Emmerich surname comes from the baptismal name Emmerich, which was originally derived from the Old German word that means ruler.

Early Origins of the Emmerich family

The surname Emmerich 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 Emmerich family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Emmerich research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1732, 1742, 1813, 1824, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Emmerich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Emmerich Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Emmerich include Emmerich, Emmrich, Emerich, Emrich, Emmerick, Emerick, Emmerik, Emerik, Aemerich, Aemerik and many more.

Early Notables of the Emmerich family (pre 1700)

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United States Emmerich migration to the United States +

Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Emmerich were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Emmerich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Emmerich, age 36, who arrived in America in 1709 with his wife and their daughter
  • Frans Emmerich, who landed in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
  • Michael Emmerich, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
  • Johan Michael Emmerich, who landed in New York, NY in 1710-1714 [1]
  • Johann Michael Emmerich, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Emmerich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gottl Emmerich, who arrived in America in 1807 [1]
  • Maria Christina Emmerich, who arrived in America in 1835 [1]
  • Joh Bernh Emmerich, who landed in America in 1845 [1]
  • Phil Anton Emmerich, who arrived in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • J. H. Emmerich, who settled in Texas in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Emmerich (post 1700) +

  • Max Emmerich, American Olympic gold medalist for a triathlon at the 1904 Summer Games
  • William Peter "Slim" Emmerich (1919-1998), American Major League Baseball player
  • Robert George "Bob" Emmerich (1891-1948), American former Major League Baseball player
  • André Emmerich (1924-2007), German-born, American gallery owner
  • Noah Nicholas Emmerich (b. 1965), American actor, producer and director
  • Toby Emmerich, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1985 [2]
  • Ralph A. Emmerich, American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1996 [2]
  • J. O. Emmerich, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952 [2]
  • Helen L. Emmerich, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 [2]
  • Bill Emmerich, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 54th District, 2012 [2]
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Herrmann Emmerich (d. 1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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