Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Emery m. The name Emery has a variety of distinct origins, which from an early date cannot be separated from each other. It can be 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.

1165 Amolrici (gen) CartStBert 18; 1168 Amolrici (gen) ibid. 19
Middle French
1351 Aymery AnNam p. 144
1312 Amelrici (gen) JeanIII p. 4, Amelricus (nom) ibid. p. 3, Aymericus (nom) ibid. p. 6
1597 Iemrih Susedgrad1597 p. 30, Iemryh ibid. p. 30
Czech Republic
1404 Emericus (nom) LDFPUP1 p. 21; 1407 Emericum (acc) ibid. p. 8
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; 1096 Amulricus (nom) CartSPL1 IX; 1101 Amalrici (gen) ibid. X; 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; c1120 Aimericus (nom) CartNoyers CDXXXVI; 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; c1139 Aimericus (nom) CartNoyers DXII; 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; 1239 Americus (nom) ChronMaillezais p. 161; 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; 1292 Amalricus (nom) MemBret-I 1103; 1378 Almarico (dat) hanquetvol1 439, Almaurico (dat) ibid. 2043, Aymerico (dat) ibid. 1686
Old French
1262 Hameri (obl) StOuen p. 10; 1291 Esmauri (obl) HistHdVParis p. 108; 1292 Amaury (obl) MemBret-I 1102; 1296 Amauri paris1296 p. 31, Hemeri ibid. p. 35; c1298 Almaury (obl) HistHdVParis p. 137, Aymauris (obl) ibid. p. 138; 1313 Emaurri Paris1313 p. 10
Middle French
1358 Almary LeCoq p. 375; 1366 Aymeri ActsCharlesV no. 310; 1366/7 Aymeri ibid. no. 383; 1386 Amauri MemBret-II col. 514, Amaury ibid. col. 513; 1387 Hemery beauchet-vol1 p. 15; 1392 Emery MemBret-II col. 607; 1415[1469x1471] Amourry Waurin p. 226; 1418 Almaurry HGParis p. 382, Amaulrry DdB1418 p. 206; 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; 1267 Emelrico (abl) hennes-vol1 208; 1401 Emerico (dat) HD1401 no. 362
1317 Emerici (gen) CDH-VIII-II XV, Emerico (abl) ibid. X
1096 Almerich (nom) UrkStyria 88; 1126 Aimerici (gen) ibid. 116; 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; 1368 Amerighi (gen) Livi 216
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; 1352 Hemericum (acc) MHN DXLVII
Cite as: G. Grim, R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Emery". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2023/1/name/Emery.