Emily is a feminine name derived from the Roman feminine name Aemilia. The Latin name Aemilia in turn may derive from the Latin word aemulus meaning industrious/hard working. Emily has been a hugely popular name in the English-speaking world, ranking among the most popular names in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand, it held the position for over a decade as the most common name given to girls in the United States but fell to sixth place in 2009. In 2013, it was the sixth most popular name for girls in Australia, it is a common name in numerous other countries. Emily and Emma switched off as the number one most popular baby name for thirteen consecutive years until 2009 when Emma placed in second behind Isabella and Emily ranked as sixth, but in 2016, it is number one for the most popular baby names, beating the name Emma, in 11th place."Emily has literary associations, including Emily Dickinson, evoking images of a woman, both beautiful and smart," noted a May 11, 2008, Associated Press article.
Alternate forms include: Aemília Aimil, Aimilia Aimiliona Amalia, Amália, Amalía Amalie, Amálie Amalija, Amaliya Amalja Amelia, Amélia Amelie, Amélie Amelya Amilie Amma Eimíle Emilia, Ema, Emalia Emele Emelia, Emelina Emeline Emilia, Emília, Emilía Emiliana, Emilie, Emílie Émilie Emilija, Emīlija Emiliya Emilka Emilita Emilý Emel Emiri Emmi Emmy, Millie/Milly Emily Ying Yang Chan, Hong Kong SAR academic Emily Barclay, New Zealand actress Emily Beecham, English Actress Emily Blunt, English actress Emily Booth, English actress and TV presenter Emily Browning, Australian actress Emily Deschanel, American actress Emily Gimmel, American journalist and TV personality Emily Hampshire, Canadian actress Emily Joyce, British actress Emily Kagan, American mixed martial artist Emily Lloyd, British actress Emily Mortimer, English actress Emily Osment, American actress Emily Perkins, Canadian actress Emily Procter, American actress Emily Ratajkowski, American actress Emily Robins, New Zealand actress Emily Rose, American actress Emily Rutherfurd, American actress Emily or Emma Stone, American actress Emily VanCamp, Canadian actress Emily Watson, English actor Emily Bauer, American singer Emily Haines, Canadian indie rock singer-songwriter Emily Magee, American soprano Emily Remler, American jazz guitarist Emily Robison, American songwriter Emily Saliers, American singer-songwriter Emily Smith, Scottish folk singer Emily Cross, American foil fencer Emily Csikos, Canadian water polo player Emily Gillam, New Zealand field hockey player Emily Hughes, American figure skater Emily Jacobson, American saber fencer Emily Kukors, American swimmer Emily LeSueur, American synchronized swimmer Emily Samuelson, American figure skater Emily Seebohm, Australian swimmer Emily Silver, American swimmer Emily Hood Westacott, Australian tennis player Emily Westwood, English football player Emily Barton, American novelist Emily Bazelon, American journalist Emily Lucas Blackall, American writer, philanthropist Emily St. John Bouton, American educator, author, editor Emily Brontë, English novelist, author of Wuthering Heights Emily Carr, Canadian artist and writer Emily Thornton Charles, American poet, suffragist, newspaper founder Emily Dickinson, American poet Emily Gerard, British author Emily Gravett, British children's author and illustrator Emily Arnold McCully, American children's author Emily Cheney Neville, American author Emily Rebecca Page, American poet Emily Perkins, New Zealand author Emily Jane Pfeiffer, Welsh poet, philanthropist Emily Post, American author on etiquette Emily Prager, American author and journalist Emily Lee Sherwood Ragan, American author, journalist Emily Smith, British children's author Emily Elizabeth Veeder, American author Emily Ayckbowm, English founder of the Community of the Sisters of the Church Emily Bisharat, Jordanian suffragette and the first female lawyer in the Kingdom of Jordan Emily Blackwell, American academic Emily Brooke, British inventor Emmelia of Caesarea (d. 375
Wilcote is a hamlet about 3 1⁄2 miles north of Witney in Oxfordshire, England. Wilcote was a hamlet of Cogges from at least the Middle Ages until the middle of the 19th century, it was made a separate civil parish — one of the smallest in England. In 1932 Wilcote civil parish was absorbed into that of North Leigh. Akeman Street Roman road passes through the northern part of the former parish. A Roman villa at Shakenoak Farm was excavated in the 1960s; the villa was built late in the 1st century AD, enlarged more than once but remained smaller and less opulent than the nearby North Leigh Roman Villa. Shakenoak villa was occupied until the middle of the 3rd century, when it seems to have been succeeded by a small farmhouse nearby, occupied until about AD 420, shortly after the Roman withdrawal from Britain; the site was abandoned and left unoccupied for about two centuries. The Roman site was reoccupied from the 7th century until the middle of the 8th century, when the bodies of several men were buried there and the site was abandoned again.
A Saxon charter of AD 1044 referring to "Yccenes feld, where the cnihtas lie" implies that these burials were remembered locally three centuries later. Yccenes is an Old English form of "Itchen", implying contact between Romano-Britons and Anglo-Saxons, cnihtas means "servants" or "soldiers"; the Domesday Book of 1086 records that after the Norman conquest of England the manor of Wilcote had become one of the many Oxfordshire estates held by William of Normandy's half-brother Odo, Bishop of Bayeux. After Odo was deposed, Wilcote was granted to Baron of Cogges; the present manor house was built in the late 16th or early 17th century and has some 18th-century alterations and 19th- and 20th-century additions. It is presumed to be on the site of the medieval manor house, which by the 15th century was called Butler's Court; the Church of England parish church of Saint Peter was built in the latter part of the 12th century, the blocked Norman south doorway is the most notable feature from this period.
Its jamb shafts have cushion capitals. The earliest record of a parish priest is of one Geoffrey, installed between 1209 and 1219; the chancel east wall and chancel arch were rebuilt in the 13th century. The arch is carried on head corbels. Early in the 14th century a south chapel was built onto the nave, the north doorway was rebuilt and new windows were inserted in the north and west walls. In the 14th century, a small three-light east window was inserted in the chancel and the present Decorated Gothic piscina, credence table and aumbry were installed. In 1545 the church had a rood screen. There is a squint between the chancel. By 1844 the south chapel had been removed. In that year the Oxford Architectural Society surveyed the church and recommended rebuilding it in the Decorated Gothic style. Henry Woodyer supervised a restoration in 1853 but by 1868 it was reported that only the walls were "fit to be left up" and a new restoration was begun under the supervision of Arthur Blomfield. Both the nave and chancel were re-roofed, the porch was rebuilt, a bellcote was added to the west gable of the nave and a bell was hung.
The east window of the chancel was replaced by a larger one in a 13th-century style. This was glazed and the nave west windows were re-glazed with stained glass by Heaton and Bayne of London; the church doors were replaced and new pews installed. St Peter's is a Grade II* listed building; the parish is now part of the same Benefice as Finstock and Ramsden. Brodribb, A. C. C.. R.. R.. Excavations at Shakenoak Farm, near Wilcote, Oxfordshire. I: sites A & D. published privately. Brodribb, A. C. C.. R.. R.. Excavations at Shakenoak Farm, near Wilcote, Oxfordshire. II: sites B & H. published privately. Brodribb, A. C. C.. R.. R.. Excavations at Shakenoak Farm, near Wilcote, Oxfordshire. III: site F. published privately. Brodribb, A. C. C.. R.. R.. Excavations at Shakenoak Farm, near Wilcote, Oxfordshire. IV. published privately. Crossley, Alan. R.. P.. J.. J.. A History of the County of Oxford. Victoria County History. 12: Wootton Hundred including Woodstock. London: Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research.
Pp. 296–304. ISBN 978-0-19722-774-9. CS1 maint: extra text: authors list Gelling, Margaret. "English place-names derived from the compound Wicham". Medieval Archaeology; the Society for Medieval Archaeology. XI: 103. Hands, A. R.. The Roman Villa at Shakenoak Farm, Excavations 1960–1976. British Archaeological Reports. ISBN 1-84171-857-2. Sherwood, Jennifer. Oxfordshire; the Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. Pp. 842–843. ISBN 0-14-071045-0. North Leigh