Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
Contact: Miss Adele Emm
I mainly hold family history data from circa 1513 for the Emm/Emme surname and other Emm/Emms/Emme information. Most of the information is UK based.
The world's first EMMPOSIUM took place on the 27th and 28th May 2006 in Wiltshire, UK for anyone with the surname Emm, Emme or Emms - by marriage or maiden name. It was a tremendous success. The next one is being held in Bratton and Broad Chalke, Wiltshire on the 3rd and 4th May 2014. Please contact me for details. Anyone with Emm or Emms in their family history is welcome to attend.
In 1860, cordwainer Walter Thomas Emm, was tried in the celebrated (and infamous) Stepney Murder Case. He was acquitted but the other suspect, James Mullins, was hanged. There was a huge amount of press interest and illustrations published including their representation of our Walter. Sir Conan Doyle investigated the murder in 1901. In 2017 Sinclair Mckay published 'The Mile End Murder, the Case Conan Doyle Couldn't Solve' where our hero, Walter Thomas Emm, is featured quite prominently. So far no common ancestor has been discovered between this London branch of the Emm family and the Wiltshire one although the DNA connects us.
There was a brief flurry of excitement when I read a contemporary 1878 newspaper report that Walter Thomas' father, John Emm, had been bosun on HMS Victory when Nelson was killed at the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar. This was a remark to the journalist at the tragic death of John's wife Susanna (aged c88) in a house fire when, because it was 1878 and confirming facts took a little more time than today, promptly published it. For anyone interested, William Wilmet, HMS Victory's bosun at the Battle of Trafalgar, was busily engaged in firing at French ship Bucentaure when Nelson was dying. See my blog.
Diana Dors' second husband, the late Richard Dickie Dawson was, originally, Colin Emm.
For further information on these, please contact me.
I'd be even more excited for your Emm-tales I haven't discovered or think are exciting enough to come here...
The Emm/Emme surname appears to have started around the Wiltshire, (UK) area, although, since emigration and the largescale movement of people, it is now found all around the world. The first Emm on any of my trees is found in Sutton Veny on the edge of Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire and the family then skirted northwards toward Bratton or southwards into the Broad Chalk area and nearby villages. Emm arrived in Broad Chalk from circa 1720.
The British Emm contingent in North America are relatively recent ie largely early 20th century. There is another Emm contingent who appear to vie from Germany.
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