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Emery Name Meaning

English and French: from a Germanic personal name, Emaurri, composed of the elements amja ‘busy’, ‘industrious’ + ric ‘power’. The name was introduced into England from France by the Normans. There has been some confusion with Amory.

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


Similar surnames: Merry, Omer, Avery, Mory, Demory, Mery, Kemery, Lemery, Emler, Emmert

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Where is the Emery family from?

You can see how Emery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Emery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Emery families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 221 Emery families living in Maine. This was about 32% of all the recorded Emery's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Emery families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Emery surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Emery ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Emery. 17% of Emery men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Emery women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emery were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 290,000 census records available for the last name Emery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emery census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Emery. 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 Cards

There are 39,000 military records available for the last name Emery. For the veterans among your Emery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Emery lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Emery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Emery in 1942 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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