Variant of EMMETT
. This name was borne by the Irish nationalist Robert Emmet (1778-1803).
Probably from the feminine medieval given name Allegranza or Alleganza, a derivative of ALLEGRA
. It comes from northern Lombardy.
Means "son of MAUD"
. A famous bearer of this surname was the fourth American president James Madison (1751-1836).
Originally derived from the medieval given name Royse
, a variant of ROSE