Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a leader or ruler. The surname Emmerlay originally derived from the Old English word Amalric which referred to someone who held great power. The surname Emmerlay 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 Emmerlay family
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 Emmerlay family
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Emmerlay Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Emberley, Emerle, Emerly, Emberly, Emilly and others.
Early Notables of the Emmerlay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Emmerlay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Emmerlay were among those contributors: James Emilly who settled in Charleston in 1832; Michael Emberley settled in St. Christopher in 1685.
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