Emmerson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Emmerson family

The surname Emmerson was first found in Durham 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.

Important Dates for the Emmerson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Emmerson research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1100 are included under the topic Early Emmerson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Emmerson Spelling Variations

Although the name, Emmerson, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Emerson, Emmerson, Emerston and others.

Early Notables of the Emmerson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Emmerson family to Ireland

Some of the Emmerson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Emmerson migration to the United States

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Emmerson family name Emmerson, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Emmerson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Arthur Emmerson, who arrived in Virginia in 1768 [1]
Emmerson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Emmerson, who landed in New York in 1824 [1]
  • John Emmerson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Robert Emmerson, who arrived in Mississippi in 1869 [1]

Emmerson migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Emmerson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jane Emmerson, aged 26, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [2]

Emmerson migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Emmerson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Emmerson, (b. 1833), aged 25, British labourer travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indiana" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1858 [3]
  • Mrs. Ruth Emmerson, (b. 1834), aged 24, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indiana" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1858 [3]
  • Miss Mary Ann Emmerson, (b. 1850), aged 8, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indiana" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1858 [3]
  • Miss Sarah Emmerson, (b. 1852), aged 6, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indiana" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1858 [3]
  • Miss Kate Emmerson, (b. 1856), aged 2, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indiana" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1858 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Emmerson (post 1700)

  • Louis Lincoln Emmerson (1863-1941), American politician, 27th Governor of Illinois (1929-1933), 24th Illinois Secretary of State (1917-1929)
  • William "Bill" Emmerson (b. 1945), American politician, Member of the California State Senate (2012-)
  • William Emmerson, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Iredell County, 1844-45 [4]
  • Thomas Emmerson (1772-1837), American politician, Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, 1815-17 [4]
  • John K. Emmerson, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Osaka, 1938 [4]
  • John Emmerson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940 [4]
  • George Emmerson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1860 [4]
  • Simon Emmerson (b. 1950), British Grammy Award-nominated record producer, guitarist, DJ and founder of the group Afro Celt Sound System
  • Henry Read Emmerson (1883-1954), Canadian business executive and politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Westmorland (1935-1949), son of Henry Robert Emmerson
  • Riley Emmerson (b. 1986), Canadian NHL ice hockey left winger from Burnaby, British Columbia
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Emmerson family

Halifax Explosion
  • Miss Cecilia  Emmerson (1913-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]
  • Master Rupert  Emmerson (1915-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]

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Citations

  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Trafalgar-March.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
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