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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.

Emory Early Origins



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.

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Emory Spelling Variations


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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.

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Emory Early History


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Emory Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Emory research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Emory History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Emory Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Emory Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Emory (post 1700)


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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
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Emory Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Emory Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 21 January 2016 at 17:58.

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