Ursprung des Namen Emmerich
EMMERICH – Emerich, Emrich, Emericus, Emric, Emig. (OHG. Ermanrih, the powerful
from the Italian Amerigo, America is derived.
Emmerich aus Ermanrich, Erm(e)rich bedeutet gewalteriger, mächtiger Fürst,
Der Name gehört zum alten deutschen Namengut.
Ermanrik, Ermenrich war König und
Führer der Ostgoten im 4. Jh., ein Ermenrich, Bischof von Passau, starb 874.
Emmerich, Embrico, Imbrico von Leiningen 1077; Emmerich hieß der einzige Sohn
Kaiser Stephans des Heiligen von Ungaru. Embrich auch ein Abt von Einsiedeln im
11. Jh. Lange hat sich der VN gehalten.
Der vorletzte Kurfürst von Mainz der von 1768 – 1774 regierte, hieß Emmerich
Josef Freiherr von Breidbach.
Der Ort Emmerich am Niederrhein, auf den sicher auch eine Anzahl der FN Emmerich
als Herkunftsnamen zurückgehen, heiß urspr. villa Embricensis. FN: Ermenrich;
Em(m)rich; Emmerich(s); Emeric, Emery (Schweiz); obd. Emmele, Emlein.. from –
Unsere Familienamen – Linnartz 1958
Origins of the Emmerich name
The name of Emmerich and its variants is common both in the United States and in
Germany. The name is spelled with a ‘ck’ in the U.S., while the ‘ch’ is of
Spellings other than Emmerich are: Emerich, Emrich Emrick, Emric, Emerick,
Emeric, Emry, Emery and Emrey. The early spelling of the name in Germany was
found to be Imrik.
The city of Emmerich, Germany is located in the lower part of Saxony on the
It has it’s origin as a Roman Colony and is mentioned in the seventh century. –
Andrew Emerick of Somerset Co., PA – Oran S. Emrich
In regard to the spelling of Emrich, it has been found that any name which
‘EM’ may be Emrich. Some E-names were spelled Emra in the 1850
for Ross Co., OH.
If we had not known that his first name
was Moses, we would have
him in the census report. Occasionally the Revolutionary War spelling was ‘Americk’,
generally ‘EM" was the beginning of the name. In Germany the spelling is
while in the U.S. it has been shortened to Emrick, or Emrich. Some early
with Emmerich, then changed to Emery or Emrey and retained to the present time.
John Emerich of Ross Co., OH – Oran S. Emrich
Emmerich, St.(Kr. Rees, RB Düsseldorf, Rheinprovinz. R. am Rhein.) Embrica –Emmerica
–Emericum – Asciburgum. Transl. - , a city (county Rees, pt. Of Dusseldorf, Rhine province, on the right
side of the
from – Deutsch Lateinsches Handbuchlein – by Saalfeld
Em(m)erich, Emmrich: ahd. Embricus, unerkl., und Ermanarich (Gotenkönig, s.
ON. Rhld.), Embrecht.
Aber 1569 in Fulnek Engelbracht. Dessen Söhne Embrich(t), Em(me)rich.
transl. - old high German Embricus, unexplainable, and Ermanarich (king of the
also Irmin; Embrecht (a place name, Rhineland.) But in 1569 the same name was
Englebrecht, in Fulnek, whoses sons are Embrich(t), and Em(me)rich.. - transl.
by Inge Noyes – from – Deutsche Namenkunde – Gottchald
Emmerich - (from Middle Rhine, Frankfurt, Wetzlar, a suburb of Darmstadt):
In the Saga of Erminrich, there are the Harlungen brothers named Imbrecke (Emerca)
Fritele, nephews of the God-king, who lived at the town of Breisach in the
service of the
true Eckehard. Some examples in knighthood and nobility are: Knight Embrico von
Lahnstein 1217; Knight Emercho von Wolveskelen 1267 in Wetzlar (also called
Count Embricho (Imbrico) of Leineingen 1077; Emmercho Rosewater 1264 in Wetzlar;
Emmerich Schepkessel 1371 in Frankfort, the name Emmerich is found earlier in
Breidbach on Mainz.
Emmelrich a pronunciation variant of Amelrich, a popular German name in the
Ages (related to the East Goth nobility named Amalrich); and also the Upper
Emmel, Emmlein, Emmelmann; the northern German Emcke, Ehmcke (Emeke), but not to
Eimke. Emelricus Pape 1320 in Lubek, Emelricus de Ponte 1170 in Cologne,
Ruodel 1336 in Nassau, Thylo Emmelrich 1317 in Bingen, where also Emmelman 1338
patronymic of Emler, Amler. For Emmelmann see also old Norse Emmeln / Ems. –
The "L" is easily swallowed; however Bahlow does not connect Emmelrich / Amalric
Emmerich nor Ermanrich as other writers do.
Emig, Emich Ehmig: short form of Emmerich (Embrich). Emicho or Emercho , Bishop
Würzburg 1140; Bentz Emich 1350 Stuttgart. – from – Die Deutschen Familienaman
Hans Balow – transl. by Terry Golden.
Emerchin, the caressing form or diminutive of the forename Emmerich. For example
1362 a person named Henne Emerchin lived in Friedberg, Hessen (see BHU I, 921)
first name of Emercho used to be very common.
Emmelman, diminutive of the first name Emmerich (as "my little Emerick man").
Emmelmannus in 1338, House of Bingen (BHU III, 167).
Emmelrich, shortened forename Emilrich, Emilricus of Ponte, 1170 Cologne., also
nickname in 1317 for Thylo of Bingen called Emmelrich.
Emmerich, the forename Emmerich appears in 1412, Hans Emrich from Horrheim,
Vaihingen, near Stuttgart. In 1415 Nikolas Emericus, a christian knight of the
Johanniter, from Dorlisheim.
Emmich, abbreviated form of Emmerich, for example in 1140, Emicho or Embricho,
of Wurtenburg. The forename Emicho was also used in the royal house of
Another variation in 1350, Bentz Emich from Neckagroningen, near Ludwigsburg. -
by Inge Noyes
‘Emery,’ though now utterly forgotten as a personal name, may be said to live on
only in our surnames.
It was once no unimportant sobriquet. Americ, Almaric, Emeric and Eimeric seem
to have been its original
spellings in England, and thus, at least, it is more likely to remind us that it
is the same name to which, in the
Italian form of Amerigo, we now owe the title of that vast expanse of western
territory which is so indissolubly
connected with English industry and English interests. Curter forms than these
were found in Aylmar, Ailmar,
Almar, Aymer and Amar.
The surnames it has bequeathed to us are not few. It has had the free run of the
vowels in our Amorys, Emerys
and Imarys, and in a more patronymic form we may still oftentimes meet with it
in our Emersons. – from English
Surnames - by Bardsley
Emery (m) – English form of German Emmerich, ‘homepower’, Emory is often used in
the U.S., mainly a 19th
century name.<br.>from – Facts on File Dictionary of First Names.
Emmery – Anglicanized form of the Old High German Amalric, "work king" akin to
The name of the fierce German Amalric was borne in the United States by the
gentlest of philosophers, Ralph
Waldo Emerson, whose name meant, "son of Emmery."
English - Emmery, Emeric, Emery, Emory, Almerick, Merrick.
Old High German - Amalric
German - Emerich
Teutonic - Emmerich
Old French - Aimeri
French - Emeri, Emery
Latin - Almericus
Italian - Amerigo
Portuguese - Aymeric from – Treasury of Names – by Wells
Amery (German) – Always rich, able, and powerful from the old German Emerich or
Immer-reich, always rich. From – Etymological Dictionary of Names – by Arthur 1857
Imer, Emmery (Ric, dominion) – Old German Emrich, 8th century – English Emerick
– Modern German, Emerich
French, Emeric, Emmericque. – from The Teutonic Name System – by Ferguson
Amery, Amori, Amory, / Emary, Emery, Emory, Embrey, Emberry, Embrey, Embry,
Embury, Emeric, Emerick,
Imbery, Imbrey, Imbrie, Imery, Imray, Imrie, / Hemery, Hembrey, Hembrey, Hembry:
Amalricus 1086 DB;
Ymerus filius Reineri c1160 DC (L); Haimeri 1170 P (St); Haimericus filius Gidhe
c1190-5 DC (L);
Eimericus uinitor 1191 P (Wa); Robertus filius Amalrici, Almarici 1207-14 Cur (Nt);
Emeric Orcherd 1241
Amauricus, Amaricus, Ailmarus, Aumaricus, Almaricus de Sancto Amando 1221 Cur;
Emery de Roche Chaward 1269 AssSo; Roger Hemeri a1182 Clerkenwell (Ess); Roger
Amalri 1207 Cur (O),
Hemericus, Eymericus, Heimericus Buche 1222 Cur (Do); Aymery de Rupe Cawardi
Richard Aumauri 1221 Cur (Do); Robert Emeri 1223 Pat (Lei); Robert Heymeri 1240
Simon Amarik 1260 AssY; William Emeric 1276 LLB A; Robert Amary, Amory 1279 RH
Walter Ymery 1513 Black; John Imbrie 1611 ib. Ofr.
Amauri, Emaurri, from OG Amalric ‘work-rule’. – source unknown, Abbreviations
and (?) also unknown. (by me
Amelbrecht (obd.): German persons name; Amal-berht (vgl. Das got.
Königsgeschlecht der Amaler!), siehe Amelung!
Amalperaht 823, Amelprecht 1395 Kremsmstr., Wenczlab Amelprecht 1414 Mähren.
Auch ital. FN.: Amalberti
Amelrich: schon N. eines Ostgotenherrschers, im MA. bieliebt; als A. gibt sich
Hagen beim Donau-Übergang
der Nibelungen aus. Siehe Amelung! Ein Ritter Amelrich v. Isenheim 1253 im
Elsaß. Fritz A. 1338 Eßlingen.
Bernardus filius Amelrici 1270 Stralsd. Nd. KF.: Ameke, Emeke (Ehmke). Siehe
auch Emmelrich! – Amels siehe
Ahmels! Vgl. Amler!
These variations on a well-known name illustrate the popular indifference to
spelling by the scribes of the Middle
Ages. – Benyon.
Of font names that were once popular and are now all but forgotten there is one
This is Amalric, varied forms of which are Americ, Emeric, Ermeric. In it’s
Italian form Amerigo it was the font
name of the explorer Vespucci, who after a notable voyage across the Atlantic
found a new country and called it
by his name.
In English directories this font name survives in Amar, Amery, Emery, Emerson,
Emberson, Imeson, Imray and
- from The Story of Surnames – Wm Bowman 1932
Emery (m.); Old German Emmerich, compound of some element from the stem Im-, Em-,
and rija ‘rule’; latinized
as Emericus. Emery was introduced into England by the Normans and though never
common, survived both as
a man’s and as a woman’s name until the end of the 18th century. It is still
used from time to time as a man’s name,
as also is Emerick.
Emericus FA 1284, 1316. Emeric HR 1273. – from Oxford Dictionary of English