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Origin and popularity of the name EMBRY


Embry : 1: English: habitational name either from Emborough (Somerset) any of the three places called Hembury (Devon) or any of three place called Henbury (Gloucestershire Cheshire Dorset). Emborough is from Old English emn ‘flat-topped’ + beorg ‘mound or hill’ while Henbury in Gloucestershire comes from Old English hēah ‘high’ + burh (dative byrig) ‘fortified place’. Henbury in Chesire has an uncertain first element possibly Old English hæmed ‘community’.2: English (of Norman origin): variant of Emery 1.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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