Emily Family History

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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

What did your Emily ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Emily Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Emily. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emily 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Emily. 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 Emily. For the veterans among your Emily ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Emily Life Expectancy

What is the average Emily lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Emily 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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