This interesting surname is a variant of Emmett, which is of early medieval English origin, and is a Middle English (1200-1500) diminutive of the female given name "Emma". The personal name was introduced into England by the Normans after the Conquest of 1066. The name is of Germanic origin, originally a hypocoristic form of women's names with the first element "ermin", meaning entire. A popular Norman Queen, Emma, married Aethelrede the Unready in 1002, and later King Canute in 1017, which gave to the popularity of the name. The modern surname can be found as Emmett, Emmott, Emmitt, Emmatt, Hemmett, Emeline, Emblin(g) an Emblem. Among the recordings in London are the christenings of Ann, daughter of William and Mary Emblem, on June 23rd 1717 at St. Mary's, Whitechapel, Stepney, and of Richard, son of John and Mary Emblem, in June 1774 at St. Clement Danes, Westminster. John Emblem married Ann Burles on May 12th 1830 at St. Bride's, Fleet Street, London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Emelin, which was dated 1208, in the "Charter Rolls of Suffolk", during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Emblem — Em blem, n. [F. embl[ e]me, L. emblema, atis, that which is put in or on, inlaid work, fr. Gr. ? a thing put in or on, fr. ? to throw, lay, put in; ? in + ? to throw. See {In}, and {Parable}.] 1. Inlay; inlaid or mosaic work; something ornamental …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emblem — Sn Sinnbild, Kennzeichen per. Wortschatz fach. (16. Jh., Form 18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. emblēma Einlegearbeit , aus gr. émblēma, einem Nomen acti zu gr. embállein einlegen , zu gr. bállein treffen, werfen . Zuerst als Emblema entlehnt …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Emblem — Emblem …   Wikipédia en Français

  • emblem — UK US /ˈembləm/ noun [C] ► MARKETING something such as a picture which is a symbol for a particular person, organization, group, or idea: »The merchandise carries the Alfa Romeo emblem. »The leather goods manufacturer began to be seen an emblem… …   Financial and business terms

  • Emblem — Em blem, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emblemed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embleming}.] To represent by an emblem; to symbolize. [R.] [1913 Webster] Emblemed by the cozening fig tree. Feltham …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emblem — [em′bləm] n. [orig., inlaid work < L emblema < Gr emblēma, insertion < emballein < en , in + ballein, to throw, put: see BALL2] 1. Historical a picture with a motto or verses, allegorically suggesting some moral truth, etc. 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Emblem — (v. gr. Emblēma), 1) bei den Griechen Verzierungen an goldenen u. silbernen, auch ehernen Gefäßen, welche beliebig davon abgenommen werden konnten u. entweder aus edlen Metallen, od. auch aus Bernstein bestanden. Bei den Römern führten diese… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Emblēm — (griech.), eigentlich eingelegte Arbeit, daher bei den Alten Name von Werken der bildenden Kunst, und zwar der Toreutik, die an silbernen, goldenen und ehernen Gefäßen angebracht und in späterer Zeit öfters abnehmbar waren. Die Embleme, bei den… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Emblem — Emblem, ursprünglich dekorativ behandeltes Werk der Kleinkunst, abnehmbar und an andre Objekte angepaßt, so z.B. eine reich verzierte innere Schüssel, die in eine einfache äußere eingelegt wurde. Heute versteht man darunter die sinnbildliche… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Emblem — Emblēm (grch.), Kennzeichen, Sinnbild, bildliche Bezeichnung (z.B. des Schlosserhandwerks durch Schloß und Schlüssel [Abb. 504]); emblemātisch, sinnbildlich …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Emblem — Emblem, griech., eigentl. eingelegte Arbeit; sinnbildliche Darstellung, z.B. Lorbeerzweig, den Ruhm bedeutend; emblematisch, sinnbildlich …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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