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The name Emmett has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the given name Emma. The surname Emmett 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.

Emmett Early Origins



The surname Emmett 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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Emmett Spelling Variations


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Emmett Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Emmett include Emmett, Emmet, Emott, Emmitt, Emetts and others.

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Emmett Early History


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Emmett Early History



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

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Emmett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Emmett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Emmett In Ireland


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Emmett In Ireland



Some of the Emmett 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Emmett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Emmett who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • Joane Emmett, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Josias Emmett and his family purchased land in Barbados in 1663
  • Samll Emmett, who landed in Virginia in 1665

Emmett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Emmett, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • C L Emmett, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • H L H Emmett, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855

Emmett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Stephen Emmett U.E., "Emmet" who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Emmett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Emmett, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • William Emmett (aged 35), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"

Emmett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Watson Emmett, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Mary Emmett arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wanganui" in 1882
  • Anthony Emmett arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wanganui" in 1882
  • John Emmett arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wanganui" in 1882
  • Tilly Emmett arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wanganui" in 1882
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Emmett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Emmett (post 1700)



  • Daniel Decatur "Dan" Emmett (1815-1904), American songwriter, entertainer, and founder of the first troupe of the blackface minstrel tradition
  • Andre Emmett (b. 1982), American professional basketball player
  • Fern Emmett (1896-1946), American film actress
  • Paul Hugh Emmett (1900-1985), American chemical engineer
  • Geraldine Emmett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2000
  • Lester M. Emmett, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 22nd District, 1920; Candidate for New York State Senate 1st District, 1940
  • Richard S. Emmett Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1897
  • Robert L. Emmett, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964
  • Edward M. Emmett, American Republican politician, Member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1989-92
  • Ed Emmett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Emmett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Emmett 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.

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