Emily Name Meaning

Respelling of German and Swiss German Emele, a variant of Emel. English: variant of Emley.

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


Similar surnames: Emley, Emling, Smiley, Ehly, Milk, Egly, Early, Ealy, Remaly, Ely

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Emily Family Origin

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Emily Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Farming

    5%

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

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Emily Historical Records

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Emily Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Emily life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Emily in 1957 was 59, and 66 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Emily

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