Embrey Family History

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Embrey Name Meaning

English: variant of Embury or Emery.

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

Similar surnames: Embree, Embry, Hembree, Emory, Emry, Bembry, Morey, Esarey, Mabrey

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Embrey Family Origin

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Embrey Family Occupations

What did your Embrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Embrey. 17% of Embrey men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Embrey women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Embrey were Farm Laborer and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Saleslady

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

Embrey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Embrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Embrey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 503 immigration records available for the last name Embrey. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Embrey. For the veterans among your Embrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Embrey Life Expectancy

What is the average Embrey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Embrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Embrey in 1943 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Embrey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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