History of your Surname
Get access to Emmitt family records.Start a free trial

Emmitt Family History

Emmitt Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire): variant of Emmett .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Emmott, Emmet, Evitt, Hammitt, Jemmott, Demmitt, Truitt, Bluitt

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Emmitt family from?

You can see how Emmitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Emmitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Emmitt families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Emmitt families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Emmitt's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Emmitt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Emmitt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Emmitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Emmitt. 32% of Emmitt men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Emmitt women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emmitt were Miner and Operator. .

View Census Data for Emmitt | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Miner
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    36%
  • Waitress
    22%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Operator
    15%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Emmitt family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Emmitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emmitt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Emmitt

Passenger Lists

There are 445 immigration records available for the last name Emmitt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Emmitt immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 801 military records available for the last name Emmitt. For the veterans among your Emmitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Emmitt military records

You've only scratched the surface of Emmitt family history

Discover More

What is the average Emmitt lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Emmitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Emmitt in 1947 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Emmitt

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Emmitt family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Emmitt last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial