Emer

Recorded in many forms including Eamer, Emar, Emer, Emere, Emmer, Emor, Eymer, Eymor, Emors, Immer, Imore and others, this unusual surname has two origins. Firstly, it may be from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Ermhar, meaning "large army." Secondly, it may have originated as one of the forms of Aylmer or Aimar, from the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Aethelmaer", meaning "famous noble." The spellings were totally "fused" in the medieval period, making it impossible to decide the origin of a particular surname. Early examples of the surname recordings include: the christening of Elizabeth Emere on June 15th 1541, at Christ Church, Greyfriars, Newgate, London; the christening of Agness Emer, on March 14th 1596, at Pfalz, Bayern, Germany; and the christening of Thomas, son of John Eamer, on August 2nd 1685, at Rose Ash, Devonshire. Sir John Eamer, became Lord Mayor of London in 1801 and 1802. His coat of arms has the blazon of a shield divided quarterly with two gold lions passant in pale in the first and fourth azure quarters, and three azure lions' heads erased on a silver chief in the second and third black quarter. The Motto is "Strenue et prospere", (Earnestly and successfully). The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Philip Aimer. This was dated 1180, in the "Pipe Rolls of Essex", during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes 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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  • Emer — Emer, or in modern Irish Eimear, daughter of Forgall Monach, is the wife of the hero Cúchulainn in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology.LegendThe Wooing of EmerThe Ulstermen searched all over Ireland for a suitable wife for Cúchulainn, but he… …   Wikipedia

  • emer — emer; emer·gence; emer·gen·cy; emer·gent·ist; emer·gent·ness; emer·il·lon; emer·it·ed; emer·sal; emer·sion; emer·gent; emer·i·ta; emer·i·tus; emer·gent·ly; …   English syllables

  • Emer — ist ein irischer weiblicher Vorname,[1] möglicherweise abgeleitet von eimh mit der Bedeutung „geschickt“ (engl. “swift”),[2] bzw. von der gleichnamigen irischen Sagengestalt Emer. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Namensträgerinnen 2 Familienname …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Emer. — Emer., Abkürzung für Emeritus (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • emer. — emer. abbr. 1. emerita. 2. emeritus. * * * …   Universalium

  • Emer — f Irish Gaelic: traditional name of uncertain derivation. This was the name of Cú Chulainn s beloved, a woman of many talents who was blessed with the gifts of beauty, voice, sweet speech, wisdom, needlework, and chastity. It has been revived as… …   First names dictionary

  • EMER — nomen loci. Esdr. c. 2. v. 36. et 37. i. e. dicens, aut exaltatio, vel Syriace agnus …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • emer — EMÉR elem. hemer(o)1 . Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Emer — Cet article possède un paronyme, voir : MR. Dans la mythologie celtique irlandaise, Emer est la fille de Forgall Manach (le rusé), roi de Meath, son nom signifie « ambroisie ». Après avoir été l’épouse de Manannan Mac Lir, elle… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • emer — abbreviation emeritus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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