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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsEamer, Emar, Emer, Emere, Emmer, Emor, Eymer, Eymor, Emors, Immers, Imore

Meaning & History

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 "Æðelmær", meaning "famous noble." The spellings were "fused" in the medieval period, making it impossible to decide the origin of a particular surname.
Added 6/20/2017 by TanorFaux
Edited 4/29/2024 by Mike C