Show ContentsEmmrich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Emmrich surname comes from the baptismal name Emmerich, which was originally derived from the Old German word that means ruler.

Early Origins of the Emmrich family

The surname Emmrich was first found in the Rhine region, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The name may have its origin in the ancient Roman colony of Embrika or Emrik, mentioned as early as the 7th century, which became a possession of Brandenburg in 1609. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Emmrich family

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Emmrich Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Emmrich include Emmerich, Emmrich, Emerich, Emrich, Emmerick, Emerick, Emmerik, Emerik, Aemerich, Aemerik and many more.

Early Notables of the Emmrich family (pre 1700)

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United States Emmrich migration to the United States +

Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Emmrich were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Emmrich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andreas Emmrich, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Emmrich (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Emmrich (1953-1977), German former tennis player who won a silver medal at the 1977 Summer Universiade
  • Martin Emmrich (b. 1984), German tennis player; his highest doubles ranking of 35 was achieved on 5 August 2013
  • Curt Emmrich (1897-1975), German surgeon as well as a well-known writer

  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) on Facebook