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.
Early Origins of the Emott family
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.
Early History of the Emott family
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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.
Early Notables of the Emott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Emott family to Ireland
Some of the Emott family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Emott family to the New World and Oceana
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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Emott (post 1700)
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