Emmons History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The rich and ancient history of the Emmons family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name for the son of Emma. "Emma (d. 1052), called Ælfgifu, queen, the daughter of Richard the Fearless, Duke of the Normans, by Gunnor, and legitimated by the duke's subsequent marriage with her mother. She was married to King Ethelred or Æthelred the Unready in 1002. This marriage prepared the way for the future conquest of England by the Normans, and was held to give the Conqueror some right to the crown. " [1]

Early Origins of the Emmons family

The surname Emmons 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 Emmons family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Emmons research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Emmons History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Emmons 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 Emmons have been found, including Eman, Emmon, Emmond, Emmons, Emmonts, Emon, Emond, Emonds, Emonts and many more.

Early Notables of the Emmons family (pre 1700)

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United States Emmons migration to the United States +

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 Emmons, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Emmons Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Emmons, who settled in Newport, Rhode Island in 1639
  • Thomas Emmons, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1652 [2]
Emmons Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William T Emmons, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849 [2]
  • Horatio Emmons, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1849 [2]
  • H Emmons, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Emmons (post 1700) +

  • Buddy Gene Emmons (1937-2015), American steel guitarist
  • Lieutenant-General Delos Carlton Emmons (1888-1965), American Commandant of Armed Forces Staff College (1946-1948) [3]
  • Shirlee Emmons (1923-2010), American operatic soprano, recipient of the Marian Anderson Award(1953) and an Obie Award (1956)
  • Samuel Franklin Emmons (1841-1911), American geologist, eponym of the Emmons Glacier
  • Nathanael Emmons (1745-1840), American theologian
  • Matthew Emmons (b. 1981), American Olympic sport shooter gold medalist
  • George F. Emmons (1811-1884), American Rear Admiral, eponym of the USS Emmons (DD-457)
  • Ebenezer Emmons (1799-1863), American geologist, eponym of the Emmons' line, New York
  • Delos Carleton Emmons (1888-1965), American Lieutenant General, recipient of Legion of Merit (2), Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal
  • Carlos Emmons (b. 1973), American NFL football player
  • ... (Another 35 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Emmons +

  • 2319 An Ancestral Record of My Maternal Grandmother, Emma Jane (Emmons) Brown, Showing Her Descent from Governor William Bradford, 2nd Signer of the Mayflower Compact by Lucy Ada Jewett Prescott, The Doane, Emmons, Lindner, Roney, and Stout Families by Robert Harold Lindner, An Emmons Genealogy by Corwin J. Emmons.

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Delos Emmons. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Emmons/Delos_Carlton/USA.html

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