Emerson Family History

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Emerson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Emery.

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


Similar surnames: Everson, Enerson, Merson, Emberson, Emerton, Enderson, Melson

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Emerson Family Origin

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Emerson Family Occupations

What did your Emerson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Emerson family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Emerson. The most common Emerson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Emerson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Emerson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Emerson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Emerson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emerson 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Emerson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Emerson. For the veterans among your Emerson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Emerson Life Expectancy

What is the average Emerson lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Emerson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Emerson in 1942 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Emerson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Emerson 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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