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Embleton Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places so called. One in Northumbria is probably from the Old English personal name Æmele + dun ‘hill’; one in County Durham was earlier Elmedene, from Old English elm ‘elm’ + denu ‘valley’. Embleton in Cumbria is probably from the personal name Eanbald + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Elton, Elston, Emberton, Eggleston, Hambleton, Milton, Nettleton

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Where is the Embleton family from?

You can see how Embleton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Embleton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Embleton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 25 Embleton families living in West Virginia. This was about 37% of all the recorded Embleton's in the USA. West Virginia had the highest population of Embleton families in 1880.
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What did your Embleton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Embleton. 17% of Embleton men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Embleton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Embleton were Operator and School Teacher.

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*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
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Operator
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • School Teacher
    23%
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What is the average Embleton lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Embleton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Embleton in 1961 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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