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The Anglo-Saxon name Emott comes from the given name Emma. The surname Emott is one of the few names in England that derived their name from a female first name. In this case bearers of the surname were referred to as the son of Emma. This surname also has origins in the place-name Emmett, which was in Lancashire.

Emott Early Origins



The surname Emott was first found in Lancashire 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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Emott Spelling Variations


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Emott Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Emott has appeared include Emmett, Emmet, Emott, Emmitt, Emetts and others.

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Emott Early History


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Emott Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Emott research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Emott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Emott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Emott Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Emott In Ireland


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Emott In Ireland



Some of the Emott family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Emott arrived in North America very early: John Emmett who landed in Virginia in 1654. Josias Emmett and his family purchased land in Barbados in 1663; and other Emmetts settled mainly in Pennsylvania over the next two hundred years..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Emott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Emott (post 1700)



  • William Emott, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County, 1799-1800
  • James Emott, American politician, Mayor of Poughkeepsie, New York, 1854-56; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1856
  • James Emott (1771-1850), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1803-04, 1813-15, 1816-17; U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1809-13

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Emott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Emott 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 10 December 2015 at 10:14.

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