Origins Available: English
Emmon is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Emma
Early Origins of the Emmon family
The surname Emmon was first found in Berkshire, 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.
Early History of the Emmon family
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Emmon Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Emmon has undergone many spelling variations
, including Eman, Emmon, Emmond, Emmons, Emmonts, Emon, Emond, Emonds, Emonts and many more.
Early Notables of the Emmon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Emmon family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Emmon were among those contributors: Sarah Eman who settled in Edgar Town Massachusetts in 1820; Anne Emonds settled in Virginia in 1638; David Emon settled in New England
in 1775; William Emonts settled in Philadelphia in 1875.