Emory History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Emory family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from an ancient Saxon Chieftain named Almericus. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Emory family
The surname Emory was first found in Essex 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 Emory family
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Emory Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Emory include Emery, Emmery, Emory, Emmory, Emerye, Emmerie and others.
Early Notables of the Emory family (pre 1700)
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Emory migration to the United States +
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Emory were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Emory Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Anthony Emory, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635 
- Arthur Emory, who landed in Maryland in 1666 
Emory Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J F Emory, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- Mrs. Emory, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- William S Emory, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- L Emory, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 
- M A Emory, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Emory (post 1700) +
- Steven Emory (b. 1989), American soccer player
- Logan Emory (b. 1988), American soccer player
- Kenneth Pike Emory (1897-1992), American anthropologist
- William Hemsley Emory (1811-1887), United States Army officer and surveyor of Texas
- Ed Emory (1938-2013), American football player and coach
- W. O. Emory, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1908, 1916 
- L. Winder Emory, American politician, U.S. Consul in Acapulco, 1860-61 
- John R. Emory, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1860 
- James S. Emory, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Kansas, 1864-67 
- George S. Emory, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916 
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The Emory Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fidis et sauvis
Motto Translation: Faith and sweet
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html