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The Anglo-Saxon name Empson comes from the son of Emery.

Empson Early Origins



The surname Empson was first found in Yorkshire 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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Empson Spelling Variations


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Empson Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Empson were recorded, including Empson, Emson and others.

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Empson Early History


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Empson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Empson research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Empson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Empson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Empson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Empson family emigrate to North America:

Empson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Willi Empson, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • William Empson, who landed in Maryland in 1637
  • William Empson, who arrived in Maryland in 1637
  • William Empson, who landed in Maryland in 1648
  • Cornelius Empson who settled in west New Jersey in 1664
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Empson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Empson arrived in New England in 1768

Empson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Empson, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1837
  • George Empson settled in Bermuda in 1850

Empson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Empson, aged 35, a joiner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan"

Empson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Empson landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship London
  • Charles Empson arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Empson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Empson (post 1700)



  • G. Raymond Empson (b. 1872), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Delta County, 1915-16
  • Sir William Empson (1906-1984), English literary critic and poet
  • Sir Richard Empson, English politician
  • Admiral Sir Derek Empson,
  • Sir Charles Empson, Diplomat
  • Tameka Empson (b. 1978), British actress

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. 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).
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    11. ...

    The Empson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Empson 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 10:16.

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