Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Emery m. The name Emery has three separate origins, which from an early date cannot be separate from each other, being a compound of Proto-Germanc *amal 'vigor, bravery', Old High German heim, Old Frankish *haim 'home', or Old High German ermen, Old Saxon irmin 'great, strong' + Old High German rih 'ruler'.

The name of a 6th C king of the Visigoths, a 6th C king of Galicia, a 12th C king of Jerusalem, and a 12th-13th C king of Jerusalem.

Almaurry and the like represent metasthetized forms. Variants in Haim- are either derivatives of this name with an excrescent h or contain the prototheme Old High German heim, Old Frankish *haim 'home'. In France, the popularity of the name was strengthened by its appearance as the name of a legendary hero in the chansons de geste and the Matter of France.

Middle French
1351 Aymery AnNam p. 144
1312 Amelrici (gen) JeanIII p. 4, Amelricus (nom) ibid. p. 3, Aymericus (nom) ibid. p. 6
Middle English
1429 Emery WillsInv LV
Middle Low German
1592 Emma (gen) Tiik1977 p. 285, Emme (gen) ibid. p. 285, Ryke ibid. p. 285
c665 Amelrico (abl) DCEL-2 Add. IV; c823 Amalricus (nom) irminon-vol2 13, Gaugiacum; 1029x1033 Haimericus (nom) CartStPC XII; 1047 Aimerici (gen) CartNDSaintes I; 1060 Aimerici (gen) ibid. XIX; 1064x1079 Almaricus (nom) StVdM-II 716; 1067x1086 Aimericus (nom) CartNDSaintes XIV; 1101x1129 Amalricus (nom) CartStPC XXXVI; 1107 Aimerici (gen) ibid. XVII, Haimerici (gen) ibid. XVII; a1114 Amaurici (gen) ibid. XXXI, Haimericus (nom) ibid. XXXI; 1115x1149 Amauricus (nom) ibid. X; 1121 Amauricus (nom) CartNDJosaphat XI; 1127 Aimerici (gen) CartStPC III; 1130x1150 Amalricus (nom) ibid. XXVII; 1132 Aimerici (gen) clairvaux-12thc 5; 1133 Amolrici (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XXX; 1138x1162 Amalricus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 60; c1140 Haimerico (dat) CartNDdOurscamp LXXXIII; 1146 Imarus (nom) CartNDSaintes VIII; 1147 Amalrici (gen) clairvaux-12thc 18, Emmaurici (gen) ibid. 14; 1147x1162 Amalrici (gen) ibid. 55, Amalrrici (gen) ibid. 55; 1153 Ymarus (nom) CartNDSaintes IX; 1158 Aimericus (nom) StVdM-II 702, Amalricus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 33, Amaricus (nom) ibid. 33; c1160 Amalricus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp XVI, Haimerici (gen) ibid. XVI; 1163 Amalricus (nom) ibid. XV; 1179 Aimericus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 178, Amalricus (nom) ibid. 176, Enmarricus (nom) ibid. 172, Haimericus (nom) ibid. 177, Haymericus (nom) ibid. 178; 1180 Haimerico (abl) CartNDdOurscamp LV; 1201 Haymerici (gen) NDParisII 2-XLVIII; 1258 Amalricum (acc) ArrestReg-volI XXXIII, Pentecost, Amalricus (nom) ibid. III, Pentecost, Aymericum (acc) ibid. III, Pentecost; 1259 Almauricum (acc) ibid. V, St. Martin, Hamericus (nom) NDParisII 2-XLVI; 1260 Amalrico (abl) ArrestReg-volI IX, Pentecost, Amalricus (nom) ibid. IX, Pentecost, Aymericum (acc) ibid. XII, Candlemas; 1261 Amalrico (abl) ibid. VII, BMV, Amalricus (nom) ibid. VII, BMV, Haymericus (nom) ibid. IX, BMV; 1267 Almaricus (nom) NDParisII 2-XXI; 1270 Almaricus (nom) ibid. 2-XLI; 1273 Aimericum (acc) RegToul-13thC p. 40, Aimericus (nom) ibid. p. 40, Aymerici (gen) ibid. p. 22; 1274 Aimerici (gen) ibid. p. 44; 1378 Almarico (dat) hanquetvol1 439, Almaurico (dat) ibid. 2043, Aymerico (dat) ibid. 1686
Old French
1296 Amauri paris1296 p. 31, Hemeri ibid. p. 35; 1313 Emaurri Paris1313 p. 10
Middle French
1387 Hemery beauchet-vol1 p. 15; 1392 Emery MemBret-II col. 607; 1415[1469x1471] Amourry Waurin p. 226; 1418 Almaurry HGParis p. 382; 1421 Almaurry favier 52, Emery ibid. 471; 1438 Amaury ibid. 396, Emery ibid. 269
1142 Ermericus (nom) mairhofer XIII; 1219 Emelricus (nom) quix-vol1 73; 1401 Emerico (dat) HD1401 no. 362
1317 Emerici (gen) CDH-VIII-II XV, Emerico (abl) ibid. X
1173 Almerici (gen) SDE3 V, Almericum (acc) ibid. V, Almericus (nom) ibid. V; 1265x1339 Ameri (gen) BBC-Berg 34; 1326 Almerico (abl) Friuli-14thC no. 441
1192 Amalricus (nom) CDCB-XV MMCCVIII; 1487 Aymericus (nom) carbonell-I p. 10; 1491 Aymerich (nom) ibid. p. 65
1134 Amarico (abl) CartHaut 1; 1161 Amalrico (abl) ibid. 11
Cite as: R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Emery". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Emery.