When Margaret Embleton was born on 6 June 1681, in Embleton, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Embleton, was 28 and her mother, Mrs Embleton, was 25. She married John Shotton on 25 January 1703. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She was buried in Black Heddon, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom.
English (Durham and Northumberland): habitational name from any of the three places called Embleton (Northumberland, Durham, and Cumberland). Embleton in Northumberland arises either from the Old English personal name Æmele or Old English emel ‘caterpillar’ + dūn ‘hill’, while Embleton in Durham is from the genitive plural of Old English elm ‘elm’ + denu ‘valley’. Embleton in Cumberland may derive from the Old English personal name Ēanbald + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’ or from Old English emel ‘caterpillar’ + tūn.