The history of the name Emmerly begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It was a name for a leader or ruler. The surname Emmerly originally derived from the Old English word Amalric
which referred to someone who held great power.
The surname Emmerly 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 Emmerly family
The surname Emmerly was first found in 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 Emmerly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Emmerly research.Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1600, 1691, 1617, 1657, 1640 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Emmerly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Emmerly Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Emmerly are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Emmerly include: Emberley, Emerle, Emerly, Emberly, Emilly and others.
Early Notables of the Emmerly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Emmerly family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Emmerly or a variant listed above: James Emilly who settled in Charleston in 1832; Michael Emberley settled in St. Christopher in 1685.