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Emmerson Early Origins



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.

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Emmerson Spelling Variations


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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.

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Emmerson Early History


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Emmerson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Emmerson research. Another 213 words (15 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.

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Emmerson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Emmerson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Emmerson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Emmerson In Ireland


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Emmerson In Ireland



Some of the Emmerson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Atlanti c. 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

Emmerson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Emmerson, who landed in New York in 1824
  • John Emmerson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Robert Emmerson, who arrived in Mississippi in 1869

Emmerson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Emmerson, aged 26, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"

Emmerson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William John Emmerson, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Emmerson (post 1700)


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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
  • Thomas Emmerson (1772-1837), American politician, Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, 1815-17
  • Louis Lincoln Emmerson (1863-1941), American Republican politician, Member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1910; Secretary of State of Illinois, 1917-29; Governor of Illinois, 1929-33
  • John K. Emmerson, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Osaka, 1938
  • John Emmerson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940
  • George Emmerson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1860
  • Simon Emmerson (b. 1950), English electroacoustic music composer
  • Henry Read Emmerson (1883-1954), Canadian business executive and politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Westmorland (1935-1949), son of Henry Robert Emmerson
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Emmerson Historic Events


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Emmerson Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Cecilia  Emmerson (1913-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Rupert  Emmerson (1915-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    11. ...

    The Emmerson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Emmerson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 10 December 2015 at 10:12.

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