The Hemburg family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from the Old French personal names Amauri
These are derived from the Old German personal name Amalric,
which literally means work-rule.
Early Origins of the Hemburg family
The surname Hemburg was first found in Devon
at Broadhembury which is also known as Hembury, a parish and former market-town in the union of Honiton. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Hembury is also the name of a Neolithic causewayed enclosure and Iron Age hill fort near Honiton in Devon
and is thought to date back from the late fifth and early fourth century BC. Hembury Castle is an Iron Age Hill fort near Tythecott, south of Buckland Brewer. Some researchers believe that the name is related to the name Embury, but this is not the case as this name is a distinct Devon
name whereas Embury hails from Somerset
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Hemburg family
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Hemburg 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 Hemburg include Hembery, Hembry, Hembrow, Hembrough, Hemborough, Hembury, Hembergh, Hembro, Hembray, Hembree and many more.
Early Notables of the Hemburg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hemburg family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hemburg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Charles Hemburg, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840