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The origins of the name Emmitt are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the given name Emma. The surname Emmitt 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.

Emmitt Early Origins



The surname Emmitt 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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Emmitt Spelling Variations


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Emmitt Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Emmitt family name include Emmett, Emmet, Emott, Emmitt, Emetts and others.

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Emmitt Early History


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Emmitt Early History



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

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Emmitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Emmitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Emmitt In Ireland


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Emmitt In Ireland



Some of the Emmitt 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Emmitt surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Emmitt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Emmitt, who landed in America in 1798 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Emmitt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Emmitt, aged 39, originally from Nottingham, arrived in New York in 1900 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXZT-NJQ : 6 December 2014), Thomas Emmitt, 11 Apr 1900; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Gertrude Emmitt, aged 27, originally from Nottingham, arrived in New York in 1900 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXZT-NJW : 6 December 2014), Gertrude Emmitt, 11 Apr 1900; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Charles Emmitt, aged 28, originally from Kingston, Jamaica, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Orinoco" from Kingston, Jamaica [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX5Y-23B : 6 December 2014), Charles Emmitt, 26 Nov 1908; citing departure port Kingston, Jamaica, arrival port New York, ship name Orinoco, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Sidney Emmitt, aged 21, originally from Barbon on Humber, England, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1908 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXP2-95S : 6 December 2014), Sidney Emmitt, 01 Aug 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Wm. Emmitt, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Lapland" from London, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HL-R2Z : 6 December 2014), John Wm. Emmitt, 19 Feb 1920; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Emmitt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Hammond Emmitt, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EPAMINONDAS 1852. Retrieved www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1852.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Emmitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Emmitt (post 1700)



  • Drew Emmitt, American mandolinist, guitarist, fiddle player, occasional flutist, and singer
  • Herbert William Emmitt (1857-1901), English footballer who played in The Football League for Notts County (1888-1889)
  • Jacob Emmitt (b. 1988), English professional rugby league footballer for Toronto Wolfpack
  • Lionel Emmitt (b. 1930), Welsh professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s

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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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXZT-NJQ : 6 December 2014), Thomas Emmitt, 11 Apr 1900; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXZT-NJW : 6 December 2014), Gertrude Emmitt, 11 Apr 1900; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX5Y-23B : 6 December 2014), Charles Emmitt, 26 Nov 1908; citing departure port Kingston, Jamaica, arrival port New York, ship name Orinoco, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXP2-95S : 6 December 2014), Sidney Emmitt, 01 Aug 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HL-R2Z : 6 December 2014), John Wm. Emmitt, 19 Feb 1920; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EPAMINONDAS 1852. Retrieved www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1852.shtml

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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