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Emson is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the son of Emery.

Emson Early Origins



The surname Emson 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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Emson Spelling Variations


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Emson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Emson have been found, including Empson, Emson and others.

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Emson Early History


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Emson Early History



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

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Emson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Emson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Emson 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Emson, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Emson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Emson, aged 33, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • William and Elizabeth Emson settled in Virginia in 1650

Emson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Emson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1711

Emson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Emson, aged 40, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Emson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Emson (post 1700)



  • Ephraim P. Emson, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Ocean County, 1876
  • Ephraim Emson, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Ocean County, 1862; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Ocean County, 1878-80
  • Paul David Emson (b. 1958), English former footballer who scored 38 goals from 321 appearances (1978-1991)
  • Thomas Emson (b. 1966), Welsh novelist and short story author who writes in English and Welsh
  • Air Marshall Sir Reginald Herbert Embleton Emson KBE, CB, AFC (1912-1995), British senior commander in the Royal Air Force, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (1966-1967) and Inspector-General of the RAF (1967-1969)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Emson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Emson 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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