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The rich and ancient history of the Emmet family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the given name Emma. The surname Emmet is one of the few names in England that derived their name from a female first name. In this case bearers of the surname were referred to as the son of Emma. This surname also has origins in the place-name Emmett, which was in Lancashire.

Emmet Early Origins



The surname Emmet was first found in Lancashire 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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Emmet Spelling Variations


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Emmet Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Emmet have been found, including Emmett, Emmet, Emott, Emmitt, Emetts and others.

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Emmet Early History


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Emmet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Emmet research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Emmet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Emmet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Emmet Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Emmet In Ireland


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Emmet In Ireland



Some of the Emmet family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 128 words (9 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Emmet, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Emmet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Emmet, who landed in Maryland in 1673

Emmet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Addis Emmet, who arrived in New York in 1805-1808
  • Jane Emmet, who landed in New York in 1808
  • Michael Emmet, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Richard Emmet, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Emmet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Emmet (post 1700)



  • William Temple Emmet (1869-1918), American Democrat politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 15th District, 1894; Candidate for New York State Senate, 1903
  • William Colville Emmet (1836-1901), American politician, U.S. Consul in Smyrna, 1886-93; Aix-la-Chapelle, 1893-97
  • Robert Emmet (1792-1873), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1856
  • Robert Emmet, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1828
  • Grenville Temple Emmet (1877-1937), American politician, U.S. Minister to Netherlands, 1934-37; Austria, 1937
  • Thomas Addis Emmet (1764-1827), Irish barrister and nationalist
  • Robert Emmet (1778-1803), Irish nationalist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Emmet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Emmet 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 31 May 2016 at 16:16.

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