Emerton Family History

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Emerton Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; probably a habitational name from a place that has not been identified, perhaps a reduced form of Emberton.

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

Similar surnames: Emberton, Merton, Everton, Emerson, Pemberton, Merson, Morton, Melton

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Emerton Family Origin

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Emerton Family Occupations

What did your Emerton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Emerton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Emerton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Emerton family was Clerk In Store. Farmer, Keeping House and Cattle Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Emerton.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Cattle Dealer

  • Clerk In Store


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Emerton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Emerton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emerton 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Emerton. 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 Emerton. For the veterans among your Emerton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Emerton Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Emerton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Emerton in 1960 was 57, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Emerton 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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